Carers Week, which runs from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June 2022 celebrates the vital role of unpaid carers of which the UK has estimated 6.5 million.
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 do not think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. It can happen at any time and to anyone, and it has a huge impact on a person’s life.
This year’s Carers Week focus is ‘Making Caring Visible, Valued and Supported. You can also find out about activities taking place in your area by visiting the Carers Week website.
You can hear about the highs and lows of being a carer on the Care for Carers East Sussex website.