Carers Competitions

Share your skills, share your strengths

Bolton Carers Support (BCS) is asking carers to share their skills and the ways in which they have coped during lockdown.

Share your skills

This is a chance to share your hidden talents! Showcase your skills by sending us an example of your work. This could be a photo of a painting, something you’ve made, a poem, an original recipe or a short film demonstrating your skills (ie DIY, gardening, crafting.)

Share your strengths

BCS wants to hear the ways in which you have coped during lockdown. This could be sending a photo of your garden, a short piece of writing, art or photography or a short film of you cooking, crafting or talking about what has helped you.

For both, there will be a monthly competition until February 2021 and every month, two carers will win a £30 voucher.

To enter, you need to be registered with BCS and signed up to receive their newsletter by email rather than post - to do this call the Helpline 01204 363056.

Click here for a Competition entry form

And the winners are….

October's winning entry of Bolton Carers Support (BCS) Sharing Skills, Sharing Strengths competition has been chosen. 

The winner of Sharing Skills is a former carer who started growing flowers from seed this summer after his mum whom he cared for sadly died.  He said " The dahlias I planted are fantastic.  They have brought me a lot of joy during a very difficult grieiving time."

The winner of September's Sharing Skills competition was a parent carer who painted rocks which she hides for others to find when out walking during lockdown. She said ‘I find the painting therapeutic and relaxing. When out walking, we hide them for kids and families to find and it makes my son happy when they are found and a photo is uploaded to rock facebook groups.’

The winner of Sharing Strengths was a carer who cares for her mum and arranged a surprise visit out of the house so her mum could see her garden. She said ‘It helped my mental health to see mum’s smiling face looking at her beloved garden and then for her to chat with her neighbours, it was truly wonderful.’

All won £30 vouchers. 

The next closing date is Thursday 31st December -  we want to see your photos of your skills and strengths!   Competition entry form


Is it time to get online?

Bolton Carers Support is offering free 1-1 telephone support to help carers who want to give the internet a try.

We can help talk through the basics of getting onto the internet and using a computer.

You may want to:

  • Keep in touch with friends and family by video calls and email
  • Do online shopping
  • Find the best deals for your household bills
  • Research your family tree
  • Find out more about a holiday destination

This will be at your own pace and it doesn’t matter where you are starting from.    

Carers who receive support must be registered with Bolton Carers Support. This can be done by telephone on 01204 363056.

Don’t have a computer? Bolton Carers Support can loan a tablet to you for up to 4 weeks, depending on demand.

Between September 2020– Feb 2021, any registered carer who receives support and switches to receiving Bolton Carers Support’s newsletter by email will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £10 voucher.

For more information about the competitions call the Carers Helpline 01204 363056 or email 


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