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National Carers Week 8th - 14th June 2020

National Carers Week 

 

Carers Week takes place from 8-14 June 2020 across the UK. The theme is Making Caring Visible.

Carers Week, established by Carers UK 26 years ago, is an annual awareness campaign which takes place recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with hundreds of virtual events planned for carers across the UK. 

 

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Carers Week 2020
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible. 

 

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

 

Caring's impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough. 
It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.

 

Twitter: @CarersWeek #carersweek

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarersWeek

https://www.carersweek.org/

 

 

For more information about being a carer, carers assessments and local support, visit the Local Offer Support for Carers page:

 

http://www.bexleylocaloffer.uk/Services/2435

 

09 Jun 2020

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Support for Carers
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