Care Experienced Week 2020 Events Calendar

We moved from Care Leavers Week to Care Experienced Week in 2018 to reflect what our members tell us: they don’t leave their care experience behind them, just because they leave formal care. Care experience is a fundamental part of who they are – as always, we want to celebrate that and encourage you to celebrate with us.

Connection

This year we’re focusing on connection with the Care Experienced community, as well as celebrating them, as this is particularly needed in the current lockdown climate.  You can share what you plan to do on social media using the hashtags #CEWConnect and #CEW2020.

Host your own event

If you’d like to hold an event to celebrate Care Experienced people, we’d love to hear about it – no matter how big or small it is! Just fill in our online form and we’ll publicise it as part of our events calendar.

Dates So Far…

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

Digital Love Rally

Start time: 7pm

The Love Rally, but in digital form, will kick off the week. We’ll be joined by some special speakers from across the world. More details of how to get involved will be shared here and across our social media channels over the coming weeks.

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

Covid-19 Recovery Planning: Impact on Care Experienced People

10 am to 12pm – WC?S Members Only

We are looking to hear from Care Experienced members about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be hosting a number of online workshops, so that we can hear from people aged 14+ from all parts of Scotland, with any experience of care.

Your views will enable us to report and give evidence to Scottish Government and its committees, as well as report to The Promise.
Book Now!

MONDAY 26 OCTOBER

Covid-19 Recovery Planning: Impact on Care Experienced People

11am to 1pm – WC?S Members Only

We are looking to hear from Care Experienced members about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be hosting a number of online workshops, so that we can hear from people aged 14+ from all parts of Scotland, with any experience of care.

THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER

Covid-19 Recovery Planning: Impact on Care Experienced People

6pm to 8pm – WC?S Members Only

We are looking to hear from Care Experienced members about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be hosting a number of online workshops, so that we can hear from people aged 14+ from all parts of Scotland, with any experience of care.

Your views will enable us to report and give evidence to Scottish Government and its committees, as well as report to The Promise.
Book Now!

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER

Time to Shine [online]

12 to 4pm – WC?S Members Only

Time to Shine is our annual festival to celebrate Care Experienced Week. This year it’s an opportunity for Who Cares? Scotland members to come together as a digital community and celebrate their care experince through music, art and connection. We’ve partnered with Soundlab and Musicares to offer a variety of creative activities as part of our programme.
Register Now!

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.