Coming in summer 2019-CARERS FEST
Join gaddum and a host of partner organisations from across Greater Manchester for the FIRST EVER, Carers Fest.
What is Carers Fest?
Carers Fest! provides opportunities for carers and those cared for of all ages to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.
It is also an opportunity for professionals to learn about the reality of caring and make a pledge to improve health and social care in Greater Manchester and members of the public to feel informed about carers support in their area.
Activities will include live musical performances, wellbeing workshops, educational sessions, sports activities, fair events, market stalls, including carers makers market. We really want to create a carnival feeling to the event to celebrate carers.
The theme for the event is HIDDEN HEROES-we would really like to hear about people’s personal experiences of being a carer.
When is Carers Fest?
The event will take place on Saturday 15 June at People’s History Museum. We anticipate that the event will take place between 10am – 4pm. (timings to be confirmed). This event is also during national Carers Week.
How do I get involved if I am a carer?
We will be launching in Spring 2019 a ticketing system to this event for people to book on. For general enquiries please contact us
How do I get involved if I am a professional/community group?
We would love for as many organisations as possible to be involved in this event and help us spread the message that carers really do matter and also help spread the word about the great work you do. You can be involved as little or as much as you like. It might be that you can refer carers to attend, or that you’d like to deliver a workshop or host an information stall. Please do contact us to talk more.
Sam Palmer-Head of Carers Services / Carers Fest Manager
Tel: 0161 834 6069