Carers Week is an annual campaign set out to raise the awareness of caring and highlight the challenges individual carers face throughout the UK. It is a special week dedicated to recognising the incredible effort and dedication made by those individuals and celebrating the contribution they make not only to their families, but their local communities as well.
This year’s Carers Week is aimed at Building Carer Friendly Communities. These communities are to aid carers in supporting for their loved ones, whilst recognising they are still individuals with needs of their own.
3 in 4 carers don’t feel their caring role is understood or valued by their community – www.carersweek.org
To help build carer friendly communities you can visit http://www.carersweek.org/about-carer-friendly-communities and recommend or invite an organisation to pledge. Organisations can also commit themselves to becoming carer friendly.
The campaign is put together by local organisations and individuals hosting a range of events from care groups and information stalls, to coffee mornings and sports activities, all in support of their local communities.
To find an event near you visit http://www.carersweek.org/get-involved/events-near-you or join in the conversation using #Carersweek to raise awareness.
If you would like more information, activity ideas or support on caring for individuals, please get in touch with us by calling 01392 346442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we would like to hear from you.