Carers Week is an annual event to raise awareness of unpaid carers. It is a chance to celebrate the amazing work that carers are doing across the UK, but also to highlight the issues that carers are facing. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 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, we’re coming together to help make caring visible and valued. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.
Click here to read the June 2021 Newsletter from Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre