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Recognising carers in the community

Across the UK, unpaid carers are the heart of communities. This Carers Week (5-11 June 2023), it’s time to recognise their vital contribution and highlight both local and national sources of support.



Carers: the right to support

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, unpaid carers have been left overworked and undervalued as they continue to take on additional responsibilities to care for their loved ones.


The hidden 13.6 million unpaid carers

With an exponential rise of unpaid carers during the pandemic and no increase in support provisions, the hidden workforce is at risk of being left behind.



Recognising invisible carers

Three carers discuss the need for recognition, more support and what changes they want to see going forward from the pandemic.



Carers: Knowing your rights

800,000 people across the UK rely on home visits from carers to provide essential daily care. Many more are cared for by their family, who do so unpaid.





Getting connected during Carers Week 2019

Caring comes in many different forms and each experience is unique. During Carers Week 2019 (10 – 16 June), the theme will focus on ensuring carers can get connected in their local communities.





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