Carers Week is here!
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.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
Making Caring Visible in 2020
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, and many carers are currently dealing with more challenges than ever before. It is important that carers know how to look after their own health and wellbeing, and that we all recognise the contribution that carers make.
Caring impacts all aspects of life, from relationships and health to finances and work, and caring without the right information and support can be tough. This year, when carers have the additional worry of how to keep themselves and the person they care for safe during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important that carers have the information, guidance and support they need.
What can you do?
Tell your story
One of the great ways to make carers visible is to share your caring story. You can submit anonymously if you want to or share a picture or short video. You can do this here.
Make a pledge
You can also make a pledge on how you can support carers here.
It will then be published on our Carers Week page.
Check our Carers Week Page for all the activities
We have lots of activities for the week. visit https://www.solihullcarers.org/carersweek/ to sign up.