This year's Carers Week in Slough has gone 'virtual' - but the organisers are promising the usual wide range of events and activities online.

The online activities during carers' week between Monday, June 8 and Sunday, June 14 include everything from coffee mornings and art sessions to cookery, quizzes and a virtual choir, games, mindfulness sessions and the chance to develop your creative side.

Alongside this, there will be opportunities to ask questions of the Slough Carers Support team, who will be hosting some sessions. They have been busy over the last few months contacting carers as well as providing COVID-19 One Slough support.

Information manager Lorna Allen said: "Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

"This year, people are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many more people have taken on caring responsibilities for loved ones at home."

During the week, Slough's young carers will be taking to social media to show people living in Slough and beyond the diversity of the people they look after, the caring they do and its impact on their lives. Follow @SloughYC on Twitter or @sloughyoungcarers on Instagram to see what Slough's young carers want to share with you!

For the full week's programme and to book, visit: