Carers Week 7th-13th 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, unsupported and hugely stressed. And this has been made worse by COVID. So this year we want to make caring visible and valued.
Making caring visible and valued
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, and tell them about the support available.
This year we are so excited to be having face-to-face outdoors events, once again, plus a selection of on-line activities too (easier for many carers). A chance for unpaid carers to learn, share their views, and importantly enjoy a little relaxation and company. You have to be registered with us to take part, but that’s free and easy. Simply sign up here, or give us a call on 0303 040 1234.
You’ll find all our events – including for Carers Week – on our Events Listings
There are lots of ways you can support carers this Carers Week, you’ll find some ideas on the Carers Week website. And if you’d like to help us support carers, you’ll find loads of ideas in our ‘get involved’ pages.
We hope to have more to share as we approach the Week, so stay tuned for more!