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East of England Liberal Democrats

Carers Week 2018

June 7, 2018 6:14 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

Carers Week 18

CELEBRATING CARERS WEEK (11-17 JUNE)

Carers Week 2018 runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open, recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This Carers Week attention is drawn to the of brilliant local carers who work tirelessly, often without recognition or support. With 6.5 million carers nationwide providing support for ill, seriously ill or disabled loved ones, there are plenty of fantastic people who deserve support and recognition.

Across the UK right now are around 6.5 million carers, looking after elderly, disabled or unwell, family and friends. As our population ages and people live longer, more and more of us will find ourselves becoming carers for those close to us. Many people don't identify themselves as carers, they feel they are just doing what anyone else would so they don't always know what support is available to them!

Caring charities like Carers UK are coming together with local communities to make sure carers stay Healthy and Connected. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience, enriching relationships and bringing satisfaction and well-being. However, the hours of care that the 6.5 million carers provide for ill, seriously ill or disabled loved ones often comes at a cost to their own health and well-being. All of us, wherever we live, whatever we do, have a part to play

If you want to find out more, or help support carers week by running a local event then have a look at the links below.

If you're reading this as a carer then thank you!

www.carersuk.org

Check out Carers UK here.

www.carersweek.org/get-involved

Get involved with Carers Week to raise awareness for local carers here.

Carers Week is made possible by Carers UK collaborating with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association,MS Society and Which?, Elderly Care.

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