Wednesday, 10 June 2020
This week is Carers Week, 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. The 2020 Theme of Carers Week is ‘Make Caring Visible’ and we have produced a toolkit of digital assets in line with the national campaign to support carers and those around them during the week.
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, everybody is 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.
Please see our special document Carers Week newsletter (2.37 MB) . The Trust is proud to be a member of the Triangle Of Care and a supporter of Carers Week. In this newsletter you will find an update on what we have achieved so far in implementing the Triangle of Care and what we will be doing next to better support and involve carers, and more.
You can show your support but submitting your pledge here.
Click here to download an activity pack from ww. Carersweek.org