June 11th – 17th
This week will see over 1,250 events taking place across the country to celebrate the contributions of carers.
Take a look at the Carers Week website or search #carersweek on Twitter to see the variety of activities taking place.
If you haven’t already, please consider adding a pledge from your organisation to the Carers Week website.
This year’s theme for Carers Week is ‘Healthy and Connected’. The aim is to highlight the need for society to support carers to look after their own health. Research released today by Carers Week shows that 72% of carers in the UK said they had suffered ill mental health as a result of caring while 61% said they had suffered physically. The full research report is available here. The Carers UK website also has a number of resources on carers’ health and nutrition which you may find useful.