Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The theme for Carers Week 2021 is Making Caring Visible and Valued. Carers Trust South East Wales will be highlighting a range of information, stories and views about how our teams are working to support carers now and in the future. 

Big Steps for Carers

We're asking our friends and supporters to join CTSEW staff, trustees and volunteers to help us take 683,000 steps in support of unpaid carers during Carers Week. Find out more about how you can get involved

Carers Art Competition

As part of Carers Week we are running a special carers art competition! We have some great prizes up for grabs and we are encouraging anyone with an interest in art or photography to enter, no matter what your skill level.

  • Open to any unpaid carer in south east Wales
  • It can be in any medium (painting/drawing/collage/photography/3D picture submissions only)
  • On any subject
  • Age submission categories are; 4-11yrs, 12-17yrs, 18-25yrs, 26yrs and over
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes

The prizes!

  • An overnight stay at Cwrt Bleddyn
  • A large print by top artist Rhiannon Roberts
  • A picnic style food hamper from Pav's Kitchen
  • Perfume gift box from Shackletons pharmacy
  • Voucher from Facial attraction
  • Arts and craft book hamper from the Book Fairies
  • Choc brownie box from The Choc Shop
  • £20 cake voucher from Let them See Cake,
  • Free art class from The Art Workshop
  • Free screenprint course from Printhaus
  • A luxury Veg Box from Cream of the Crop

Submission deadline is Monday 7th June. Winners will be announced during Carers Week.

Please email your entries to: [email protected] 

Keep an eye on our social media channels through the week to keep up to date with Carers Week.

There are a range of resources available from the Carers Week website including social media graphics, posters, factsheets and toolkits: