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