Raising Awareness. Carers Week: 10th – 16th June 2013

Just a quick post to raise awareness for Carers in the UK and what a great job they do. Rather than a chosen career in social care they more often than not will do this unpaid!

What is Carers Week?

Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign. Its aim is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. It does this by:

  • Raising the profile of the role of caring in the national, regional and local media and encouraging groups and organisations to take part and organise events and activities.
  • Helping the public identify themselves as carers and access the support, advice and information they need.
  • Celebrating and recognise the contribution the UK’s 6.5 million carers make to the people they care for and their communities.
  • Highlighting the challenges of caring and campaigning for sustainable funding for services and support for carers and the people they care for.

What are the facts?

Here is a brilliant fact sheet taken from www.carersweek.org

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