National Carer's Week 2018

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. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
National Carer's Week 2018

Utility Aid, the UK’s leading energy broker, pledged their commitment to Carers Week by volunteering and donating £250 to The Hamlet Charity, Norwich.

Michael Neville a call handler at Utility Aid, based at Union building, Rose Lane, volunteered for the day with The Hamlet children’s centre at Johnson Place, Norwich.  Michael also handed over the donation – a fantastic example of business and charities working together to enhance people’s lives.

National Carers Week, Monday 11th - Sunday 17th of June 2018, is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Michael commented: “I have Asperger’s syndrome and understand how hard it can be to see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. I remember how frustrating it was as a child and I genuinely appreciate the value The Hamlet adds to lives of children.  I was truly honoured to volunteer with this fantastic team.”

Michael assisted, centre manager, Emily Lown as she delivered a range of events for the children: gardening, creative activities such as arts, crafts, drama and music and health related activities.

Emily Lown, Centre Manager, The Hamlet Children’s Centre, commented“Volunteers are crucial to delivering the services we offer our families, our work is extensive and specialist covering children from birth to 18 years and their families or carers. We value volunteers bringing their own ideas and we were excited to collaborate with Utility Aid who have supported our families today.


Would you like to GET INVOLVED and volunteer for your local charity, providing support to those living with disability and complex health needs? Whether you are an individual (young person, adult) a business, if you are able to spare any time to assist us in providing this essential service we would like to hear from you. You may have a skill that we require or a passion to support your local community, you could have a background in events management, administration, health and childcare or looking to gain skills that will support your career development. Whatever your reason for volunteering, we would like to hear from you. 

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