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Carers Week

7th - 13th June 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid Carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as Carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This year, Carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.

So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible and Valued. 

  • In the UK, there are an estimated 13.6 million people 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's impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and Carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

  • It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution Carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.

Please click here to read the official press release for Carers Week 2021.

As we reflect upon the impact we made in Sutton, we wanted to share with you some of the faces of Carers Week 2021. Please see our Twitter and Facebook for a flurry of initial thank you’s and watch this space for our Carers Week round-up and report later this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please scroll down to see the full calendar of Sutton events that took place during Carers Week.

Carers Week 2021 - Sutton Carers Centre
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Sutton Carers Forum 8th June 21 v.13.05.
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Carers Week lunch at SM 11.6.21 FINAL-pa
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