Carers Week 2019 – Getting carers connected
Following the success of last year’s activities, the Association is proud to once again be supporting Carers Week. The theme this year is ‘Getting carers connected’ whether that be to financial support, practical support, via technology or to friends, family and the wider community
Carers Week aims to:
- raise the profile of the role of caring and help the public identify themselves as carers and access support, advice and information;
- recognise and celebrate the contribution which the UK’s 6.5 million carers make to the people they care for and their communities;
- highlight the challenges of caring, working towards better services and support for carers and the people they care for;
- bring together those organisations involved with carers, creating a shared presence and broad platform for caring issues within the national calendar.
The Association is one of several partner organisations working together to represent carers on the national stage with the aim of influencing policy. We will meet MPs during Carers Week to talk about the challenges for carers and to ask them to support improvements and encourage positive change.
The other important aspect of Carers Week is to engage and bring carers together locally within their community. The Carers Week website provides a directory where local groups and individuals can register events that they will run for carers during the week of 10-16 June to give them support, information or just a break and some fun.
For more information visit the Carers Week website.