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Carers Week

08 June 2009 - 14 June 2009

Carers Week logoCarers Week aims to highlight the unpaid work carried out by around six million people in the UK who provide care for someone they know. Here are some of the events taking place across the Trust's five boroughs this year:


Carers masked ball
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Call 020 8877 1200 for details


Carers conference
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Call Kim at RB Mind 020 8940 7384 for details


Thames walk for carers
Date: Saturday 6 June
Call Maria 020 8547 1614 for details

Parent carer picnic
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Call Maria 020 8547 1614 for details

Mental health carers BBQ
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 6pm-8pm
Call 020 8547 6124 for details

Young carers party
Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 4pm-6pm
Call Monika 020 8549 8933 for details

Hampton Court by riverboat
For carers who have not been on this trip before
Date: Friday 12 June
Call 020 8547 1614 for details

Wellbeing day for all carers
Date: Saturday 13 June
Call Kirstie 020 8547 6124 for details


Tea and cakes for carers, bring your queries
Including storytelling for children and a prize draw.
Date: Monday 8 June
Time: 1.30-4.30pm
Place: Raynes Park Library

Primary Care Trust Fair
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Place: Nelson Hospital

Benefits training session for carers
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Place: Vestry Hall

Carers Support Merton Taster Day
Includes hand massage, belly dancing and juggling
Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 10am to 5pm
Place: South Mitcham Community Centre

Young carers drop-in session
Date: Friday 12 June
Place: Youth Club, Lavender Park Pavilion, Mitcham

For more information about any of the Merton events, contact Debbie Kilby on 020 8646 7515


Tour of the Houses of Parliament
Meet at Westminster
Date: Friday 5 June
Time: 2.40 pm

London Thames Walk
Date: Saturday 6 June
Time: 10.30 am

Annual Mayor's Reception
To honour the contribution of carers, hosted by the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Margaret Court.
Date: Monday 8 June
Time: 12 pm - 1.30 pm
Place: Sutton Civic Centre

Confidentiality and information-sharing
A workshop for mental health staff, carers and those for whom they care. Lovely lunch provided!
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Time: 12.30 am - 3.30 pm
Place: Chiltern Wing, Sutton Hospital

Carers Centre Coffee Morning with Paul Burstow, MP
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 10am - 11.30 am

Private pampering and complementary therapy sessions
Can be booked for free, day and evening.
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 9.30 am - 7 pm
Place: Carers’ Centre

Carers' Forum
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 12 - 2 pm
Place: Sutton Civic Centre, Meeting Room 1

Film Club featuring James Bond classics
Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 1 pm
Place: Sutton Empire Cinema, St Nicholas Way

Young Carers “Licence to Care” film premiere
Exclusive use of private cinema screen.
Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 4.15 pm - 6.30pm
Place: Sutton Empire Cinema, St Nicholas Way

James Bond Party
Dress up for a glamorous party with cocktails, canapés and croupier. Tickets are limited so please book today!
Date: Friday 12 June
Time: 8.30 pm
Place: Europa Gallery, Sutton Library, St Nicholas Way

Trip to London Zoo
For disabled children and their families
Date: Saturday 13 June

All Sutton events are free for carers. Please book your place or ticket through Sutton Carers Centre on 020 8296 5611 or email