Resources for Carers Week

Resources for Carers Week

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Download our Carers Week 2024 poster

Localised posters

Download one of our individual Hub celebration posters:

Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley Caterham, Guildford, Haslemere, Hersham, Leatherhead, Woking.


Download our ‘Are you a Carer?’ poster

Social Media Posts

Carers Week Celebration Hub Social Media Visuals for for use on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Localised Hub images

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Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley, Caterham, Guildford, Haslemere, Hersham, Leatherhead, Woking.


Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley, Caterham, Guildford, Haslemere, Hersham, Leatherhead, Woking.

Newsletter copy

Carers Week is 10–16th June. A time to reflect on all the unpaid carers do and celebrate them.

Did you know that three out of five of us will become carers at some point in our lives? There’s over six million carers in the UK, with at least 115,000 in Surrey. That’s people looking after a friend, neighbour, partner, child or other relative who couldn’t manage without their support. You will be bound to know a carer (and may be one yourself)

Caring can take a big toll – it’s hard work, unrelenting, and challenging. It can affect you emotionally, practically and financially. By taking on this caring role, unpaid carers save the UK economy £132 billion per year – an astonishing average of £19,336 per carer. But carers’ wellbeing – mentally and physically can really suffer. So, it’s time to recognise, thank and celebrate ALL unpaid carers – whatever age, wherever they live, and whomever they are looking after.

Let’s celebrate

There’s lots going on for carers this Carers Week. Surrey carers’ charity Action for Carers is holding events, online and in person – so unpaid carers are the ones being looked after for a change! They’re also launching a new book of relaxation exercises for carers – helping them find a moment of calm. The booklet will be distributed free at all the events, as will free 7 day passes to some of Surrey’s Nuffield Health Clubs.

Ten of Action for Carers’ Surrey Hubs will have events to celebrate, with coffee/tea, cake, chat, goody bags and new relaxation resources, and some have additional wellbeing events.

And online, carers can attend yoga, mindfulness and relaxation events – to help them feel more in control. At Polesden Lacey there’s a special event ‘Being Well, Doing Well’ all about ensuring you look after yourself as a carer. You’ll also find stands in Surrey’s main hospitals.

There’s also activities taking place with SCC, S&BP, and Nuffield Health – so keep an eye out for Carers Week activity near you. If you’re an unpaid carer – please take part. Let’s celebrate YOU.


  • 3 out of 5 people in the UK will become carers at some time in their lives.
  • At least six million people in the UK are currently unpaid carers
  • In Surrey there are likely at least 115,000 carers (10% of our 1.2 million population)
  • Every day nationally another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people each year.
  • Two thirds of unpaid carers are women, one third men.
  • Over 1 million people care for more than one person.
  • Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer.
  • Five million people juggle care with work, however, the significant demands of caring mean that 2 in 5 carers are forced to give up work altogether.
  • Carer’s Allowance is the main carer’s benefit and is £81.90 weekly for a minimum of 35 hours, equivalent to £2.34 per hour – far short of the national minimum wage of £11.44 per hour.
  • People providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled.
  • 625,000 people suffer mental and physical ill health as a direct consequence of the stress and physical demands of caring.


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