Carers Week 2020 – 8th – 14th June
Carers Week is an annual event which highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and seeks to recognise the contribution carers make to their families and communities. In Surrey alone, unpaid carers save the local economy a staggering £1.8 billion every year. Yet many carers feel lonely. And in the coronavirus outbreak many are more worried than ever about the health of those they look after. So this year we want to make caring visible.
Making Caring Visible
Caring often takes place behind closed doors which can leave unpaid carers feeling under pressure and alone. We all have a part to play in helping carers to be seen and heard whether through our work or by reaching out to family, friends or neighbours who have a caring role and letting them know we are there.
There are lots of ways you can support carers this Carers Week, you’ll find some ideas on the Carers Week website. And stay tuned for the video events and information which we’ll be running to celebrate Surrey’s incredible carers!
Carers Week competition
Tied into Carers Week and its theme of ‘Making Caring Visible’, we ran a competition asking our carers to creatively illustrate this theme. We had a number of responses, art and poetry, and we’re delighted to announce the winner is Emma Trout who penned the poignant poem below.