For Carers Week 2019 we were busy Getting Carers Connected in their communities. There were lots of ways to get involved!

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About Carers Week

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 organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Getting Carers Connected in Carers Week 2019

This Carers Week 10–16 June 2019, we came together to help carers get connected. 

Young carers dancingEveryone has a part to play in connecting carers and helping them to get the support they need to care without putting off their own health needs or losing important relationships with others.

This could include an employer creating carer-friendly policies by listening to the experiences of their workforce, a GP practice offering an annual health check or alternative appointment times to carers struggling to attend due to their caring responsibilities, or a leisure centre offering special deals for carers.

Find out what’s been happening in your area

Have a look at our Carers Week Map to see what events are happening near you. 10–16 June 2019.Search the online directory to find events which took place near you. 

How you can help with Getting Carers Connected

There were many ways you could get involved in Getting Carers Connected in their communities.

For more information on how to get involved, visit the Get Involved page of the Carers Week website.