6th - 12th June 2022
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.
So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported.
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 scroll down to see the full calendar of Sutton events for Carers Week 2022.