Support for Carer’s WeekJune 10, 2022 3:02 pm
This week is Carers Week.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and to highlight the challenges unpaid carers face on a daily basis. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and many organisations that come together and celebrate the hard work of carers.
It’s important to recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across the UK.
Millions of people combine paid work with their caring responsibilities. The pandemic and other ongoing struggles throughout the country have made this even harder to juggle, that’s why the Trustees feel it is important to raise awareness and recognise the hardship a carer may face.
Who is a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend; who may have a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction or someone who needs extra help as they get older.
Is there support for carers?
There are many organisations that can help support carers, including Age UK, Carers Trust and OXFAM to name a few. You can also pledge your support here.
Please see below a link with other ways to support carers, whether that be support for yourself or someone you know.
If you are an unpaid carer yourself, please see this helpful handout which points you in the direction of further support.