Conference: Who Cares for the Carers?
Date: 30th September 2020
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Where: Online, via Zoom
Are you providing ongoing support or any level of care, at home, work or at community level?
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us just how fundamental the role of the carer is. The need to care for others as well as ourselves reinforces that we are all carers. We have seen people being told to stay apart from their nearest and dearest as a way of showing that they truly care. However, we are conscious of the fact that there are people who have been truly in the frontline. Doctors, nurses, community workers, social care workers and psychologists are giving themselves to help the most vulnerable in our society.
As an organisation that works for the plight of migrant women, we at AkiDwA found ourselves making endless calls to find out how our members are doing. This has opened the nature of how we depend on each other. We have also witnessed many a scenario of those who look after the vulnerable being exposed to the virus COVID-19, such as doctors and nurses, who have sadly succumbed to the virus.
AkiDwA has decided to convene a conference to address the need for Carers to be Cared For. We must stop and ask ‘Who Cares for The Carers’.
To help steer this conversation, we will have experts from England and Ireland to help address the plight of those who look after most vulnerable in our society. Voices of persons in various capacities of caring will be heard. This promises to be a truly inspiring conference and will seek to place individuals and organisations alike who look after other people in varying capacities at the high table. We will hear their experiences, opportunities, challenges and what they are doing to cope with the demands of their work.
Please note: this event is free to attend but we ask that you consider opting for the Donation Ticket to contribute to organisation and to ensure we can keep these events free. Otherwise, please consider donating through our our donate page.