About our work Carers Adult carers Carers Week 8th to 14th June 2020 It’s carers week next week. Usually we’d be organising events and activities that bring us all together, but this year we’re celebrating the week with an amazing range of activities that unpaid carers and their families can enjoy from the comforts of their own homes. Details of all the activities are on our https://devoncarers.org.uk/information-and-advice/self-help/in-my-community/carers-week/ they’re free to join and include: The following activities need to be booked in advance: Sports quiz Are you missing sport on the TV? Come and show off your knowledge in our Quiz! Join other carers for some light-hearted entertainment about bats and balls, goals and grounds, triumphs and trophies. Could you be the next Phil Tuffnel or Matt Dawson?! To book please email: [email protected] Cuppa with a copper Stay up to date with keeping safe, with friendly advice and reassurance from our Neighbourhood Police Teams, including safety of property, personal safety, safety of belongings and safety from fraud. An opportunity for you to ask questions. To book please email: [email protected] Pins and needles All you sewers, cross-stitchers, embroiderers, dressmakers, patchworkers, quilters, tapestry-makers, plus knitters and crocheters, come and share your finished projects, your work in progress and hobbies with other carers. It’s time to talk pins and needles! To book please email: [email protected] Wellbeing and relaxation Take time for you and treat yourself to some much deserved relaxation. Our therapist, Rosie Kate, will teach you self-easing techniques such as relaxation breathing, gentle stretches, pressure points self-massage and shoulder and neck mobilisations. To book please email: [email protected] Yoga for all Gentle Yoga from your favourite cosy chair – what could be better! Join popular teacher, Bridget, for a soothing session of yoga from the comfort of your own home. There’ll be poses you can take away with you to practise on your own. To book please email: [email protected] Creative carers workshop Join professional crafter Lyndsey, from Crafting with Blooms by Lyndsey (www.bloomsbylyndsey.co.uk), and learn to make a beautiful flower out of items you have at home. A list of resources will be sent to you, so you can have them to hand. To book please email: [email protected] Mindfulness A virtual forest therapy walk from your window, your balcony, your yard or your garden. Take some time out and immerse yourself with nature as our Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Emma, leads you through the session. If you’re a carers, providing unpaid care to a family member or friend, please get involved. To book please email: [email protected] The following activities will be launched on Monday 8th June Virtual gardens tour Take a tour around one of the many gardens in Devon, including our very our Devon Carers team, carers and volunteers gardens, Broomhill Sculpture Garden, Powderham Castle and Gardens, RHS Rosemoor, Burrow Farm Gardens, Fast Rabbit Gardens and Hartland Abbey Gardens. Carers cook book A collection of recipes and photographs from carers, volunteers and the Devon Carers team. On your bike Learn how to maintain your bike Carers art gallery Thematic Great Outdoors collection of carers, their families, volunteers and the Devon Carers team artwork. Poetic corner Anthology of thematic This is Me poems written by carers, their families, volunteers and Devon Carers team. A mile with a smile Our goal is for carers and the Devon Carers team to walk 350 miles with a smile by the end of Carers Week 2020. Further information about Devon Carers.