Active April

Adult carers, Parent carers, Young adult carers
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New campaign to help carers get active

Do you want to get more active? It can be hard as a carer, but Carers UK’s Active April gives you support to take those first steps.

Active April

The new ‘Active April’ campaign is a month to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and provide lots of opportunities for carers to be active.

You’ll be supported and encouraged to take part in any activity that works for you, whether it be walking, jogging, yoga or some simple exercises around the home and garden.

Even a little movement can make a big difference to how you feel.

Active in Surrey

And at Action for Carers we offer free activities and events to help you keep active: from our mindfulness and yoga sessions to visits to places like Hampton Court where you can walk around the grounds, getting your heart rate up but also enjoying the beautiful settings. You can see all our events, including active ones, here.

Action for Carers events

Sign up to take part

When you sign up to Carers Active April you receive:

  • A Carers Active April kickstarter pack
  • Weekly online physical activity sessions throughout April
  • Helpful ideas, tips and links .

Sign up for Carers Active April

Mass event 30th April: Healthathon

Carers Active April will culminate in an online Healthathon event on Saturday 30 April, which is free and open to anyone to join. The first 500 people who sign up to Carers Active will also receive their own free exclusive Healthathon kit in the post, containing some exciting items to help with being active during the Healthathon and beyond.

I like being active and know I should do as much as I can for my health and wellbeing. I fit in classes or walks when I can plus do lots of gardening when it’s warm enough get mum in the garden with me.

Mariella, Carer