Carers Week 2021
“Making Caring Visible and Valued”
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
How you can support the campaign
You can help by using your social media platforms to get involved in the campaign. Below are some discussion points and caring statistics to help.
Remember to use the hashtags #carersweek #ICARE and tag us into your posts so carers know where to access local support. You can also help by sharing and retweeting our social media posts.
How does your organisation support carers?
What services do you provide that could be of use to unpaid carers?
Are you an employer who supports employees who are carers?
How will you help raise awareness and highlight carers in the community?
Caring Statistics – Via CarersUK
1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers
5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work – that’s 1 in 7 of the workforces
As of 2020, @CARERSUK estimates there are around 13.6 million people caring through the pandemic
Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an age of 19,336 per carer