Carers Conference 2017

Date Posted: 17th Jun 2017

What are Words Worth?

On 12 June 2017 Carers Support Cumbria hosted a Carers Conference for unpaid Carers across the county, in the beautiful setting of the Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere.


Carlisle Support Cumbria (CSC), is a consortium group whose members are the five Carers’ organisations from across Cumbria:  Carlisle Carers, Eden Carers, Furness Carers, South Lakeland Carers and West Cumbria Carers.


Working together with The Wordsworth Trust, those Carers attending were given the opportunity to try out different ways of expressing how their caring role affects them and their everyday lives. 


Pre conference workshops for Carers resulted in some beautifully written poetry from those able to attend. It seemed fitting therefore, to produce a booklet of the poems to take to the conference, both as a small memento to take away, and to show our appreciation to those who contributed to its content.


The Poetry brochure can be seen on our website page under Newsletters, Writing by Carers in Cumbria 2017


Many thanks to everyone who attended the conference and workshops. Special thanks to The Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria Country Council and the Daffodil Hotel for their support in enabling us to hold this event.


A video showing highlights of the conference can be seen at:


Photographs are also available to see in our Website gallery