Carers Week events in Barking and Dagenham

Carers of Barking and Dagenham enjoy a dance event.

Carers of Barking and Dagenham enjoy a dance event. - Credit: Archant

Carers Week, which runs until this Sunday, is about raising awareness of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for a family member or a friend who is ill or disabled.

During the week, there will be special events for carers and their families:

n Free hairdressing treatments are being offered all week at Redbridge College. To book an appointment call into the Carers of Barking and Dagenham office at 15 Althorne Way, Dagenham.

n Beauty treatments are on offer all week at Robert Clack School in Green Lane, Dagenham, including aromatherapy massage (£2.50) and free electrolysis. Call Lauren on 020 8593 4422 to book.

n Head to Heathway Shopping in Dagenham today (Wednesday) to receive advice at an information stand.

n Enjoy a day of fun on Saturday, 10am to 2pm, at Memory Lane Resource Centre, Porters Avenue, Dagenham. Call Janet on 020 8984 9940.