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Join us for Carers Action Day

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16 March is Young Carers Action Day an annual event run by The Carers Trust. The theme this year is Protect Young Carers Futures.

Carers of whatever age develop incredible life skills through their caring responsibilities. Skills such as resilience, time management and empathy make them an asset to the work place.

Find out more about the help and support available to carers in the civil service at our online Carers Action Day event on 16 March.

  • Hear stories about how carers manage to balance their careers and their caring commitments
  • Take the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Civil Service Local Carers network in the Midlands, which is being launched at this event.

The agenda for the day includes:

  • What is a carer? - Brian Day. Recognising who is a carer and looking at what a carer’s life looks like both with and without support
  • Managing it All: Preventing Burnout Through Healthy Habits in the Workplace -  Christopher Robertson, Don't Tone Alone CIC's managing director
  • The Charity For Civil Servants - Linda Eades. Letting people know about support for carers. This session will also include discussion about the Carer’s Statement for young carers
  • Admiral Nurses - Pam Kehoe. Admiral nurses work with people and families affected by all types of dementia.
  • Q and A panel
  • Enerchi  - A live online exercise class, using techniques from Tia Chi, Qi Gong, and other meditative arts to provide a session of mindful movements.

When and where

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Time: 10am to 3:45pm

Where: Online via YouTube and Vimeo

Join via Eventbrite:

Government Business Services Young Carers Action Day

This session aims to bust some myths about what it's like to be a young adult carer in the Civil Service. The keynote speaker is Laura Bennett, Head of Policy for Young Carers at the Carers Trust. Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer, will be in conversation with a panel of  young carers.

When and where

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021

Time: 1:30am to 3:00pm

Join via Eventbrite:

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  1. Comment by Dena Read posted on

    This reads as if it is for Young Carers? What about the rest of us?

    • Replies to Dena Read>

      Comment by Angela Fisher posted on

      The Civil Service Local Event being run on 16 March is for all carers.

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        Comment by Dena Read posted on

        Thank you for the clarification Angela. I shall be there.

  2. Comment by Patricia Ricketts posted on

    Will the event on 16 March be recorded and made available afterwards for anyone not able to attend? Thanks

  3. Comment by Darren posted on

    Can you please let me know whether people will be able to ‘drop in’ to different parts of the day, rather than join for the whole event?

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      Comment by Angela Fisher posted on

      Hi Darren, yes of course it is ok to drop into the sessions that are most relevant to you and your interests. The session will also be recorded and made available to those who might wish to watch parts of it again.