CWT celebrated this year’s Carers Week with a seminar which is the first of its kind to have been organised within the Chinese community in the UK. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The two-hour seminar held on 12 June entitled The State of Caring: Towards Building a Supportive Community for the Wellbeing of the Elderly and Their Carerstook place in the London Chinese Community Centre. It was led by a distinguished panel of speakers drawn from the voluntary and statutory sectors in Manchester, Birmingham and London. They were joined by a body of audience comprised of representatives from Chinese community organisations, members of the concerned public and a host of Chinese media news outlets.