Carers Week 2019: Getting carers connected

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This year we are proud to be supporting Carers Week (10  – 16 June 2019), championing carers across the UK, celebrating their amazing work and calling for them to receive more support.

The theme this year is ‘Getting carers connected’ whether that be to financial support, practical support, via technology or to friends, family and the wider community.

Carers Week aims to:

• Raise the profile of the role of caring and help the public identify themselves as carers and access support, advice and information.
• Recognise and celebrate the contribution which the UK’s 8.8 million carers make to the people they care for and their communities.
• Highlight the challenges of caring, working towards better services and support for carers and the people they care for.
• Bring together those organisations involved with carers, creating a shared presence and broad platform for caring issues within the national calendar.

We are one of several partner organisations working together to represent carers on the national stage with the aim of influencing policy. We will meet MPs during Carers Week to talk about the challenges for carers and share the work we’ve been doing as part of our When I'm Gone campaign and our Sense Holidays and Short Breaks service that provides respite for carers.

Help us celebrate Carers Week

Help us celebrate Carers Week this year by making a pledge on the Carers Week website explaining how you will support carers in your area.

You can also share our Carers Week content on social media, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages to see what we’re doing and how you can share what we’ve been up to.

Share our ‘Decisions to Make, Steps to Take’ toolkit with families and carers in your local community, to help them start thinking about planning for the future and how to get the support they need.