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A celebration of carers

Carers had the chance to feel special and valued at a series of activities to celebrate National Carers Week.

Slough Carers Support, in partnership with local organisations, marked the week from 11-17 June with events throughout Slough.

Activities included yoga, a visit to the Royal Opera House, afternoon tea, a Samba drumming performance, networking and social events, Boccia and indoor curling, music, dance, art, mindfulness sessions, a pampering session and more.

Carers Week offered an opportunity for Slough’s 11,600 carers to take a break, have some fun and meet up with other carers to enjoy the variety of activities.

In addition, the week included an Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event in Chalvey, which recognised the invaluable contributions of carers across the borough.

Mayor of Slough, Councillor Paul Sohal, addressed the 100 people in attendance, commending all the hard work that the borough’s carers do.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: "We are so proud of our carers in Slough, who work every day to make a difference in our local communities.

“Carers Week is our way of saying a big thank you to them and celebrating their work, which is extremely important and valued by all of us."

Zhora Jefferies, who attended the activities, said: "Carers week was wonderful, it was delightful to get out for a week and meet other carers."

Another carer said: “Going to the Royal Opera House to see Swan Lake was excellent, I had a really memorable time."

During the week, carers were also able to find out about organisations and networks available to support them, as well as sign up to the Slough Carers Card, which offers discounts at a range of local shops, businesses and services.

For more help and support, visit the Slough Carers Support website or Slough Council for Voluntary Services to find out about local opportunities.

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