Hip Hip Hooray Carers Week is finally here! There are thousands of exciting events and activities taking place all over the UK over the next seven days.

This year is the biggest Carers Week ever with over 2,600 organisations registered to take part, including Home Care Direct. We hope everyone’s events and activities run smoothly you can post events and activities on the Carers Week website.

Twitter Party Tuesday – If you’re on Twitter then make sure you are online between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday 11th June so that you can take part in Carers Week Twitter Party. They’ll be encouraging Twitter uses to say why they are Prepared to Care and use the hashtag #PreparedtoCare. #CarersWeek was trending on Twitter this morning so let’s keep the momentum going for this great cause.  You can find us on Twitter @homecaredirect.

Here is what we’re doing to celebrate Carers Week:

We Care Raffle – All Home Care Direct carers names will be put in a hat and the first 3 names drawn out will win our We Care prizes. First prize will be a Red Letter Day and Pamper Hamper, second and third prizes will be Pamper Hampers.  Roger Adams, managing director of Home Care Direct will be doing the draw and then calling the winning carers to tell them the good news. The draw will take place in the morning of Friday 14th June so good luck to all our carers!

Your Time with the HomeCareDirect Directors WebinarWe’ll be holding an online webinar for a Q&A session with the Home Care Direct directors, where you can ask questions about Home Care Direct and the care industry in general.  You’ll be able to access this via the internet and log onto the webinar which will be held in the afternoon on Friday 14th June.  Please contact us for full details of how to login to the webinar. We’re looking forward to hearing from you all!

Design a T-shirt Competition – We’re asking all our clients to draw a picture that embodies how important the work of their carers is to them. The winning design will then be made into a T-shirt and presented to them.  The closing date for designs will be 21st of June.  We’re really looking forward to looking at all the entries that come through. It’s a great time for everyone to get creative and have a bit of fun.

If you’d like to find out more about any of our events for Carers Week or share your stories with us please get in touch with us here.