Notes to Editors
About Carers Week 2019
Carers Week will take place from 10-16 June 2019 across the UK.
Carers Week, established by Carers UK 25 years ago, is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with hundreds of events planned for carers across the UK.
Twitter: @CarersWeek #carersweek
There are lots of different ways to get involved in Carers Week. From sharing information with a struggling friend, to handing out leaflets at your local GP’s surgery, we all have a role to play to help get carers connected.
Visit the Carers Week website (www.carersweek.org) and:
Pledge your support for Carers Week by spreading awareness of caring, as well as ways carers can get connected in your area
Run an activity or event and register it on the Carers Week website so that others can find it
Follow Carers Week on Twitter @CarersWeek and use the hashtag #Carersweek
Like Carers Week on Facebook (www.facebook.com/carersweek) and join in with the conversation
What is a carer?
A Carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse issue, or who needs extra help as they grow older.
For some, taking on a caring role can be sudden: someone in your family has an Accident or your child is born with a disability. For others, caring responsibilities can grow gradually over time: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer or your partner’s mental or physical health gradually worsens.