Hidden Carers IWD20 (Manchester)

Almost seven million people in the UK are carers for friends and family. Carers themselves can be isolated, overworked and in need of support. Join us for an an evening exploring how technology can help this often hidden and forgotten cohort. Brought to you by OHT Midlands x OHT Manchester mash up.

Many of us will become carers for family or friends at some point in our lives.  Whilst the majority of adult carers tend to be female, carers can be male or female, young or old, working, studying, sometimes caring for younger and older family members simultaneously.  Being a carer can be challenging and isolating, but several local organisations in Greater Manchester are joining us to talk about innovative ways they are making use of technology to support carers.

Rachel Yates Hoyles, Empowered Conversations


Rachel will join us to talk about `Empowered Carers’ -  supporting carers of people living with dementia using video technology,' a Salford based programme proving one-to-one home based support for carers. 

Sam Palmer and Reko Smith, Gaddum Centre, Mood Music Project, Manchester Metropolitan University


Sam and the Mood Music Project team will talk about their project which uses music as a bridge to connect young carers. Young carers will create novel performance pieces representing a musical journey of their carer experiences and help to create connections with other young carers.

A few words about our venue

We are Code Nation, a Software Development apprenticeship provider and coding school with a unique business-led approach. We create technically mature, commercially aware and industry savvy talent in just 12 weeks, providing the digital sector with the people it demands in the wake of Industry 4.0.  

Code Nation’s apprenticeship programmes are changing the game and creating a new pool of digital talent, developing from scratch the next generation of technical professionals. The best bit? We are funded through the apprenticeship levy and don't charge any fees for hiring our talent so it won't cost you anything to work with us. We believe our partnerships are truly win/win. 


We have a little fund to make our events more accessible (woop woop!)

If for any reason there are barriers to engaging in the community we invite anyone to apply for up to 30 euros (but ask for more if you need, worth a try) per person per event to cover personal costs to improve this. The money can cover just about anything, including but not limited to child/other care, taxis if travelling around is tricky, trains if you live out in the countryside, a live-captioner, recording of the event or loss of earnings if you have a side job along your studies. Who are we to judge! If you feel it’s a barrier, we agree too. Find out more 

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