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Carers Week - 10-16 June Posted on 11 Jun 2019

 

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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.

 

Website: www.carersweek.org

 

Twitter: @CarersWeek #carersweek

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/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.

 

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