Voluntary organisation Carers of West Dunbartonshire is planning a range of events and activities to mark carers week, which starts on Monday, June 6.

The charity provides a range of support for unpaid carers aged 18 and over who are looking after a relative or friend who - because of their disability, illness, frailty or addiction - would not otherwise be able to live independently at home.

This year, the theme of carers week is "making caring visible, valued and supported".

Several events have been planned to bring carers together and raise awareness of them in the area.

On Thursday, June 9 you can join the Carers Relaxation and Friendship Time (CRAFT) group for a tea or coffee, some cake and craft making.

Later that evening, at 7.30pm, 26 carers will have the opportunity to take a trip to the King’s Theatre to see the musical "Mamma Mia!".

If you would like to attend, you can email joanne@carerswd.org and your name will be entered into a ballot. If successful, the ticket costs £5 and includes a goody bag.

Those who are unable to leave the person they care for can request the short breaks co-ordinator Catriona McGinnigle at catriona@carerswd.org.

The charity is also asking us to show our support for the work unpaid carers do by decorating a stone or pebble and handing this into the centre by June, 3.

These will be displayed during Carers week – helping to spread the message that help and support is just a ‘stone’s throw’ away.

To find out more about Carers of West Dunbartonshire, visit carerswd.org.