CARERS in Slough are invited to a week of events designed to celebrate the contribution they make to the community.

Slough for Carers week runs from June 8 to 16 and aims to involve local people, services and businesses together in supporting carers.

The week starts early on Saturday, June 8 with a beatboxing/rapping workshop at HOME on the High Street arts venue at the Observatory shopping centre - aimed at beatboxers, singers, rappers and spoken work artists al all levels. It starts at 3pm and is a 'pay what you decide' event.

Businesses are invited to a short workshop providing simple tools and top tips to help as an organisation to identify and support carers in the workplace - happening on Monday, June 10 from 8.30am to 10.30am at the main hall, 29 Church Street Resource Centre.

There is an opportunity for carers to take some time to enjoy the long warm evenings with a gentle cycle ride from Herschel Park on Monday, June 10.

Carers can make a date with friends to see a relaxed film screen of ABBA musical, Mamma Mia, at The Curve on Tuesday, June 11. This has to be the ultimate feel good movie, guaranteed to lighten anyone’s day.

Helping Carers stay connected is this year’s Carers Week theme and in conjunction with Slough Borough Council, Slough Carers Support has organised an Information Day at Arbour Park on Wednesday, June 12 from 11am to 2.30pm. Come along and find out what support is available to you and how to access it. Book in advance, lunch will be provided.

Mindfulness sessions at 29 Church Street on Thursday, June 13, pilates for Asian carers at Slough Hindu temple in Keel Drive and a drop in coffee day with lunch at Cippenham Baptist Church Hall on Friday, June 14 are also happening.

Download the full programme at for full details of each event.