Carers Week 2017

Find out what we did during Carers Week (12th – 18th) across the county.

 

 

Join our Creative Writing Group!

Interested in creative writing or fancy trying out something new?
Come along to our Creative Writing Group and join in the fun of writing poetry and short stories, whilst learning new skills and meeting other carers in a friendly atmosphere. No experience needed, just bring along a notepad and a pen.

First session starts on Friday 12th May from 10am – 12pm at our Aylesbury office. Future meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month. For more information email sally.hearn@carersbucks.org

Launch of Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance

Wednesday 17th May 2017

To celebrate Dementia Awareness Week in May, Aylesbury Town Council will be launching the Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance on Wednesday 17 May from 10am to 3pm at Aylesbury Library.

The Alliance has been formed to actively support our ageing community – many of whom may be affected by Dementia. Members participate through simple and small actions such as creating a seating area for those in need or displaying a membership badge in support of our quest to become a Dementia-Friendly town supporting its residents and community.

The launch is open to all, to come and see what steps you can take to become part of actively supporting our community; raising awareness about how Dementia impacts people’s lives and looking at what we can do as a town to support people for as long as they are able.

Aylesbury Town Council is working in association with Aylesbury Library, the Alzheimer’s Society, Trading Standards, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Waitrose, Carers Bucks and many more to support this initiative.

Come along and see how we have begun making simple and positive changes to our town. Often the smallest and simplest changes have the biggest impact.

Well Done Beth!

Congratulations to our Community Fundraiser Beth Sawyers for completing for her challenge of swimming the equivalent of the English Channel (22 miles or 1408 lengths)! She raised a whopping £811 for Carers Bucks.

What Needs to be Told  – Film by Fixers 

Today we launched a new short film about young carers by Fixers to celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day and to highlight the challenges faced by young carers. The film features several young carers who are supported by Young Carers Bucks.