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Carers Week 2024: Putting Carers on the Map

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Carers week is an annual and national campaign that aims to raise awareness of the role of carers, as well as highlighting the challenges that many unpaid carers face while recognising the hard work and dedication that contributes towards families and communities across the UK.

The theme for Carers Week 2024 is Putting Carers on the Map, which means ensuring that we highlight the invaluable contributions that carers across the UK make to society and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear.

To celebrate, the Council’s Carers Support Project will be hosting a range of events throughout the week to show appreciation for their hard work and commitment.

Neil Elliott, Director of Social Services at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “As we embark on Carers Week this year, it is important that we show unpaid carers the gratitude and recognition that they so deserve.

“RCT’s Carers Support Project has arranged a series of events throughout the week. These events have been carefully tailored towards our local unpaid carers, including our remarkable young carers aged 18-25 years.

“It is imperative that we acknowledge the invaluable contributions of carers within our community, and Carers Week provides us with an opportunity to spotlight their unwavering dedication, resilience, and the unique challenges that they navigate daily.”

Carers Support Project Events:

Monday 10th June

Our ‘5k to couch’ event. Enjoy a stroll around the park and find the clues to win at Pontypridd Park between 11:00 – 13:00. Prizes are there to be won!

Tuesday 11th June

Carers Week Specials

  • Carers Connections will be held on 11th June between 10:30am – 12:00pm (noon) at Cynon Linc, Seymour St, Aberdare CF44 7BD
  • Carers Cwtch will be held on 11th June between 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the Carers Support Project Hub, Pontypridd

Wednesday 12th June

We will be holding our information day at the Carers Support Project Hub in Pontypridd. Full information below.

  • 10:00 – 11:00, Identifying Carers
  • 11:00 – 12:00, Supporting Carers
  • 12:30 – 1:30, Carers Financial Support
  • 13:30 – 14:30, Carers Legal Advice

Thursday 13th June

The Carers Support Project will be joined by other organisations at Ystrad Sport Centre to provide information, advice, and assistance.

Friday 14th June

Thank You! Come alone to the YMa, Pontypridd for a catch up and bingo between 10:00 – 13:30.

Young Adult Carers Events (18-25)

We have dedicated events for young adult carers ages between 18-25.

Monday 10th June

Our 18-25 event will be held in the evening between 16:00 – 19:00. This dedicated event provides our young adult carers with pottery making and lots of fun.

Saturday 15th June

Our 18-25 event will be held in the afternoon between 13:00-16:00 at Hawthorn Leisure Centre will be filled with lots of activities and fun times.

Regular Event Dates

  • Chatterbox – 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August at 10am – 11:30am
  • Carers Connections - 9th July, 13th August at 10am – 11:30am
  • Carers Cwtch - 9th July, 13th August at 6.30pm – 8.00pm

If you are interested in any of the Carers Week activities and events in Rhondda Cynon Taf, email to book your place. 


RCT Carers Support Project provides information, advice and support to carers living in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Services include peer support groups, training, events, a carers emergency card service, and discounted access to local authority run leisure services. 

To find out more about RCT Carers Support Project’s services email: or call 01443 281463. Also follow RCT Carers Support Project on Facebook and Twitter.

The Council has shown its commitment to staff who are unpaid carers by becoming a member of Employers for Carers. Supported by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK and Carers Wales, Employers for Carers delivers hands-on advice to employers on how to support the estimated one-in-four workforce who are or will become carers. 

The Council also provides specialist Support For RCT Carers  as well as the RCT Carers Leisure Discount.

Posted on 10/06/2024