Carers Week 2024

‘Putting Carers on the Map’

10th to 16th June

Richmond carers Centre is delighted to be supporting Carers Week 2024 again this year. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and help people to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Charities, organisations and individuals get together to show support for the millions of unpaid carers in the UK and to spread the word about the challenges they face and what needs to be done to improve their daily lives.

Carers Week 2024 logoThe theme for Carers Week 2024 is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’. This Carers Week, we want communities across the UK to come together to recognise the huge contribution unpaid carers make to society. Politicians, employers, health and social services, businesses, education providers and members of the public all have a role to play in raising awareness of caring and making sure carers are able to access the information and support they need. To find out more and get involved, visit

On this page you will find a special programme of activities and workshops planned by Richmond Carers Centre.

Places are filling fast so please register your interest if you would like to attend.


Email to register your interest in any of the activities below.

Registering your interest is essential as activities and workshops are in high demand. Spaces are allocated fairly, with priority given to newly registered carers and carers that have not attended an activity before. Please note that all activities and workshops are for adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre only.

Where applicable, please specify your preferred time and date when registering your interest in any of our activities. Please allow 10 days for an initial response.

Carers Week Activities

The Poppy Factory's headquarters in Richmond, London

Poppy Factory Tour

The Poppy Factory has been a Richmond landmark since the 1920s, supporting veterans and producing handmade Remembrance wreaths. On this special tour to commemorate 80 years since the D Day Landings, we will learn about the history of Remembrance, enjoy a tour of the factory, take part in wreath-making, and make a poppy to take home.

Monday 3rd June
Venue: Richmond

Aerial view of the Palm House - Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens Trip

This monthly trip to Kew Gardens offers the opportunity to explore and enjoy the delights of Kew Gardens. Carers go free as part of our membership with the Community Access Scheme. Meet promptly to enter the gardens as a group.

Tuesday 4th June
Venue: Kew Gardens

Coffee on a table with Carers Week logo in the froth

Coffee Morning

Join us for a hot drink and friendly conversation with fellow carers.

Wednesday 5th June

Venue: Twickenham Green

RCC Art Club - paintbrushes with oil paints

Art Club

Our art sessions explore a range of art mediums with the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and connect with other carers in a relaxed environment. June’s activity will focus on using water colours to create a floral design. Carers will be provided with a frame at the activity to frame their finished art piece.

Thursday 6th June

Venue: Twickenham Green

Hands making a pizza

Pizza Making

Join us for a lively evening of fun and games whilst learning how to make your own pizza. A great opportunity to have a good time and enhance your cooking skills. Kick off the session with a drink and some nibbles. Then get stuck into dough tossing and pizza making, taking your pick from a selection of fresh ingredients, before tucking in to your delicious creation.

Thursday 6th June

Venue: Teddington

RCC Swimming Club - a woman swimming on her back

Swimming Club

Richmond Carers Centre has hired swimming lanes so you can enjoy a swim with other carers. Timings include 15 minutes either side to allow time for changing.

2.45-4pm (pool time 3-3.45pm)
Friday 7th June
Venue: Teddington

RCC group participating in Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that is often practised as form of gentle exercise and meditation. It can help to relieve stress while improving your strength and balance. No experience is necessary and our experienced practitioner can adapt the exercises to suit different levels of mobility.

Tuesday 11th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House Tour – Please note the change of date

Strawberry Hill House is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. In this guided tour, expert guides will give an overview of the history, art, and architecture of the house and provide comprehensive answers to any questions.

Thursday 27th June
Venue: Strawberry Hill

Brewery tour - 4 beer samples

Twickenham Brewery Tour

Have you ever wondered how beer is made or how small breweries work? On this two-hour tour we will learn all about the brewing process whilst enjoying a delicious tipple and getting a branded glass to take home. Soft drinks are also available.

Wednesday 12th June
Venue: Twickenham

A pink bath bomb alongside a lit candle

Lush Bath Bombs and Pamper for Parent Carers

Join us for a bath bomb making workshop, with additional pampering and skincare tips and advice with Lush. At the end of the session, you will have a handmade product to take home. Please note, this activity is for parent carers only.

Thursday 13th June

Venue: Twickenham Green

Hand and arm being massaged


Join us for a massage that will leave you feeling calm and centred. Our practitioner will help you to understand your body and give you some self-care tips to use at home as well. Sessions will be 20 minutes long and take place over two days.

10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am and 12noon
Tuesdays 18th and 25th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Jewellery making equipment and materials

Jewellery Making

Try your hand at making a bracelet using handmade glass beads. By the end of this hands-on activity, you will have created a unique piece of DIY jewellery that you will be proud to wear or give as a gift.

Wednesday 19th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Colourful bingo balls in motion

Bingo Social Evening

Come along to our Social Evening to meet other carers and enjoy some refreshments over a game of bingo.

Wednesday 19th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

River boat on the Thames

Boat Cruise on the River Thames

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip and explore a stunning stretch of the river Thames in a small Classic Georgian style boat. Refreshments will be provided on board.

Three separate launches:
10-11am11.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-2.30pm
Thursday 20th June
Venue: Launching dock at Teddington Lock

Image showing well manicured nails

Nail Salon for Young Adult Carers

Relax and get your nails painted by a professional nail technician. This will be followed by a coffee and a chat with other young adult carers in a local café.

Tuesday 25th June
Venue: Twickenham

Group sitting around a table sharing lunch

Lunch Social

Come along for a two course lunch with other carers at a popular restaurant on Richmond riverside.

Wednesday 26th June
Venue: Richmond

Mosaic tiles

Mosaic Activity

In this mosaic tile activity, you will have the opportunity to decorate an item using mosaic tiles. This is a therapeutic activity which allows you to focus your energy on something creative and at the same time, meet fellow carers and create a lovely item to keep.

Thursday 27th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Historic Royal Palaces logo with image of a landscaped garden at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace Visit and Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Hampton Court Palace, taking in the art and architecture of the palace and looking at the wonderful works from the Royal Collection that are on display. General admission to Hampton Court Palace is included, so feel free to stay and explore the palace when the tour has finished.

Wednesday 3rd July
Venue: Hampton Court

WWT logo - Barnes Wetland Centre showing a guide talking to a group

London Wetlands Centre and Tour

Find the countryside in the heart of the capital at the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. A knowledgable volunteer will take us on a tour of wetlands and introduce us to some of wonderful wildlife that lives there. General admission is included, so feel free to stay and relax at the centre when the tour has finished.

Thursday 11th July
Venue: Barnes

Carers Week Learning and Workshops


INFOGRAPHIC: Carers Assessment and Carers Emergency card

Carer’s Assessment and Carer’s Emergency Card – Jayne Ayris, Carers Champion and Social Worker at Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care

This workshop focuses on the Carer’s Assessment and the Carer’s Emergency Card. It will provide you with an overview of their purpose, the process of getting them, and how they can benefit you. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Tuesday 4th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Cooking Up logo with cooking utensils

Cookery Course – Cooking Up

In these sessions you will learn to make delicious, low-cost, healthy meals in the company of other carers. Experienced volunteers from Cooking Up will be on hand to help By the end of each session you will have prepared a meal for four to take home. (N.B. this is a five-week course. You will need to attend every week).

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June; 2nd July
Venue: Ham

Infographic: Know Your Rights – Understanding the Care Act and Carer’s Rights

Know Your Rights – Understanding the Care Act and Carer’s Rights – Not a Care in the World

This workshop will explore the law and how it is designed to protect carers. It will provide an overview of your rights and entitlements as a carer as well as a better understanding of the Care Act.

Thursday 6th June

Venue: Online

Infographic showing details of the Falls Prevention workshop at Richmond Carers Centre

Falls Prevention – Integrated Care Support Services & Aim Solutions

This workshop will cover the causes of falls, their impact on quality of life, and proactive approaches to reduce the risk of falling. This workshop is relevant for those caring for older people or people with mobility difficulties.

Tuesday 18th June
Venue: Twickenham Green