Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Carers Week 2021

7th-13th June is Carers Week, a time to thank unpaid carers for the incredible work they do in their families and communities, as well as to highlight the challenges facing unpaid carers, particularly throughout the past year.

A tenth of adults in the UK provide unpaid care for a friend or family member, and some of these people may not think of themselves as carers. However it is really important that carers are able to access the right support to help them carry out their roles, and one of the aims of Carers Week is to make sure that carers know where they can access this support. 

The following links contain useful information for unpaid carers:

In Northumberland, Carers Northumberland is there to support carers, including by providing a support network with other carers in order to tackle isolation and loneliness:

Carers make such a valuable contribution to the lives of their family members, friends and neighbours, spending a significant proportion of their time providing support to those who need it the most. Thank you to all carers for the dedication and valuable service they provide to their families and communities.