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Carers Week 2024 – Putting carers on the map

The theme for this year’s Carers Week is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’. And this year Carers Week falls within a general election campaign.

So Carers Trust is putting carers on the map during Carers Week - and every day beyond - by making sure that unpaid carers are at the heart of the General Election debate.

Find out more in this year's Carers Week report, supported by Carers Trust.

Carers Week report 2024: No choice but to care

Here's a Carers Week message for all carers across the country during this General Election campaign from our CEO, Kirsty McHugh.

Our message to candidates standing for election and for the next Government is simple

There are around 7 million unpaid carers in the UK. One and a half million are providing 50 hours of care or more every week.

Around two thirds have either had to give up work altogether, or significantly reduce their paid work because of the pressures of their caring role. They are burned out and exhausted. Many are experiencing financial hardship or worse.

This has to stop.

That’s why our three core demands for the next Government are to commit to:

  • Stop pushing carers to the limit through excessive caring demands
  • Ending carer poverty
  • Creating Fair Futures for Young Carers

Help put carers on the map this Carers Week and throughout the election campaign

You can help us put carers on the map and make sure candidates standing for election hear our message loud and clear.

Visit our Making Sure Your Voice is Heard page for information on how to vote, getting your message across to candidates and questions for candidates if they come calling.

And if you are a candidate, show your support for Britain’s 7 million carers by taking the pledge to stand up for carers.

Find out more from carers this Carers Week

Watch carers telling their stories and how the Government needs to take action so carers are sufficiently supported.