DO you know an unpaid carer? That’s the question Craven charity Carers’ Resource is asking everyone to think about during Carers Week this year.

The charity is planning a range of events and activities to mark Carers Week, from Monday June 5 to June 11.

Carers’ Resource is inviting organisations, politicians, council officers, health officials, businesses and community groups to its base in Skipton on Monday June 5, from 2pm to 4pm, to find out more about how they can better support carers.

The charity’s staff will also be out raising awareness of unpaid carers in supermarkets across the districts, and there are many exciting, relaxing and fun events being held for carers too.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “Unpaid carers make a huge contribution to their families, friends, and to society as a whole. Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of caring, and making sure carers are able to access the information and support they need.

“That’s why we’re asking people to think - do you know an unpaid carer? The chances are, you probably do. Three in five of us will be an unpaid carer at some point in our lives."

Activity highlights for carers during the week include a Craven carers lunch group at the Railway Pub in Skipton on Wednesday June 7, from 12noon, a Craven crafternoons group at Carers’ Resource office, 36 Brook Street, Skipton, on June 7 from 1pm-3pm, and a parent carer drop-in at the Skipton office on Thursday June 8 from 9.30am-11am.

The charity will be attending a multi-agency event at Ingleton Community Centre on the morning of Tuesday June 6, to meet the local community and raise awareness of services available, working with Age UK, Bentham Medical Practice and the Fire service.

To find out the most up to date information about Carers Week events, and for details on booking events, visit the Carers’ Resource website: To attend the drop-in event at the Skipton office in Brook Street, email, or call Carers’ Resource on 0808 50 15 939 for more information.