Carers Week 2022
Published on 06 June 2022 08:58 AM
We are delighted to be supporting Carers Week 2022.
What is Carers Week?
Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring out into the open – recognising the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.
There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring impacts on all aspect of life, from relationships and health to finances and work. As carers continue to face challenging circumstances this year, it is vitally important that we connect them to the support they need to manage their own health and wellbeing.
Carers across the country have taken on huge challenges as a result of the Covid pandemic. Many have had to provide more care while dealing with financial pressures and increased levels of isolation. Last year, we raised the profile of unpaid carers with our theme of Making Caring Visible and Valued.
This year we’re building on that theme and will be focusing on recognising carers in our communities, valuing them for the vital contribution they make every day and finding ways to help support them when most needed. This is why our theme for Carers Week 2022 is making caring Visible, Valued and Supported. All of us, wherever we live, whatever we do, have a part to play.
During Carers Week 2022 The Carers Information & Support Service - Hull will be hosting a timetable of activities and would like to extend a warm welcome to carers to join them. PLease see the following link for more information.
For more information see the Carers Week website at https://www.carersweek.org/