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Carer Friendly Communities Awards Ceremony 2019

The annual Carer Friendly Communities Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for carers to nominate an individual, group or business for an award, to recognise and celebrate the positive difference they have made - a chance to say “thank you”. This could be: a helpful neighbour, an employer supporting a carer to work flexibly, a professional such as a teacher, doctor, or social worker who has gone the extra mile to support a carer.   

We held our Carer Friendly Communities Awards Ceremony on Thursday 13 June at the Discovery Museum, in the Great Hall, and what a fantastic celebration it was!


The Carer Friendly Communities Awards Ceremony formed part of our Carers Week 2019 celebrations and awareness raising activities. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year Carers Week took place from 10 to 16 June. 

Can you help to build carer friendly communities?

Carer friendly communities are aware about the issues that carer face. From shops and cafes and hospital, members of the community are geared up to support carers and recognise the invaluable role they play.

It could be a hairdresser who gives out leaflets to customers about their local Carers’ Centre. It could be a GP who lets every carer know about the services available to them. It could be a local business who changes their employment policies to accommodate staff who are carers.

These examples could make the world of difference to carers who are finding it hard to cope. Is your community carer friendly?

We are asking local businesses to sign up to our We Care project.

If you see our 'We Care' sticker on a Shields Road shop window, their staff have committed to making Byker a carer friendly community.

If you are a local business on Shields Road, and you would like to help us make Byker a carer friendly community, get in touch! Help us to make the world of difference to carers.