The Lord Mayor of Westminster to host a reception for unpaid carers in Carers Week


The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Hamza Taouzzale, is hosting a reception at Westminster City Hall in Carers Week to celebrate Carers Network’s 30th year supporting local carers

Carers Network is an independent charity with a proud 30-year history supporting unpaid carers aged 18 and over in the City of Westminster.

Our carers support family members and friends who have a disability, a mental or physical illness or need extra help as they grow older.

Carers Network will be celebrating our 30th anniversary with a reception for carers during Carers Week hosted by The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Hamza Taouzzale in The Lord Mayor’s Parlour at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP on Thursday 09 June from 4pm-6pm.

Here, The Lord Mayor of Westminster will personally thank carers for their contribution to the local community and join with us in celebrating the vital role that they play in the City of Westminster.

As part of the celebrations, local carers will be exhibiting artwork, crafting, creative writing and poetry that they have produced in a number of activity groups Carers Network has recently been running.

One of the carers exhibiting their work is Martin Rowe who attends an art class run by local carer Yasmin.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, the art group has made me feel more valued as a carer. It is a welcome activity that I always look forward to each week. It gives me down-time for myself in a welcoming atmosphere and friendly space. As we are all carers, we are experiencing something similar; we are on the same page and have something in common. In the class I have learnt techniques that have helped to improve my artwork and increase my interest in the subject. Taking part in the classes has also complemented the skills I learnt in a floristry course that I recently completed.”

Martin Rowe

“We are delighted that The Lord Mayor is hosting a special afternoon tea for our Westminster carers. Carers Network has been privileged to support unpaid family carers in Westminster for 30 years.” Sally Prentice, CEO