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The Carers' Challenge 2023

Introduction to The Carers Challenge 2023

The Carers Challenge 2023 is a project led by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in conjunction with Carers Trust and Carers UK.

The aim of the challenge is to encourage people who work with unpaid carers to share inspirational stories of how they are supporting carers in their respective communities as well as showcasing great ideas which make a difference to carers' lives.

The stories from the Carers' Challenge 2023 will be used to develop an online resource of best practice that will help a wide range of organisations in improving their unpaid carer support services.

What is the challenge looking for?

The Carers' Challenge 2023 is looking for short videos, written testimony from unpaid carers, blogs, data insights, reports or any other form of content that tells a story.

The focus of the storytelling can be on a range of subjects, including but not limited to, new ways of supporting unpaid carers from minoritised ethnic groups and communities, the impact of new technologies, raising awareness of new unpaid carer issues and challenges, unpaid carers' respite, raising awareness about new unpaid carer rights like the Carers Leave Act 2023 and unpaid carer identification. 

Who can take part in the challenge?
  • Social care teams: Entries could be led by any level of seniority.
  • Leaders and teams in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs): Across England.
  • Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations: All organisations that work with unpaid carers.
  • Unpaid carers: All unpaid carers working in their community to improve support.
  • Other NHS and local authority leaders: All leaders engaging with work relevant to unpaid carers.
Register and take part in the challenge

Register to take part using the ADASS form below by 9 December 2023. The form asks for a short plan and key contact details.

Register here

Once registered, ADASS will get in contact with further details about on what is needed to have the initiative included in the ADASS online best practice resource. The deadline to submit material is 1st March 2024.

Find out more about the Carers Challenge 2023 from the ADASS President, Beverley Tarka.