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Thank you for helping us Make Caring Visible for Carers Week 2020!

Carers Week ran from Monday 08 until Sunday 14 June 2020 and this year Carers UK joined forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Oxfam GB and Rethink Mental Illness, plus organisations and individuals across the UK, coming together with the aim of Making Caring Visible.

Throughout the week we hosted daily Care for a Cuppas where we grabbed ourselves a hot drink and took some time to come together with carers for a virtual chat, sharing how we’re doing and being there for one another. We are continuing these beyond Carers Week so click here for more details on how to join us.

We published blogs from a range of guests throughout the week, plus author Penny Wincer sharing videos of her experiences of caring. You can find many of these here.

Research released for Carers Week shows:

  • 4.5 million additional people caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Unpaid carers and those not caring just as worried about stress and responsibility of providing care
  • UK public demands better deal for unpaid carers
  • Carers Week charities call on Government to recognise unpaid carers’ efforts and rebuild country’s care and support services

Click here to read the news release for more details, and to read the full report.

About Carers Week 2020

Carers Week 2020 is made possible by Carers UK working together with five other national charities. Together we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Making Caring Visible'. British Gas, part of Centrica, is the headline supporter of this year's Carers Week. Find out more on the Carers Week website.

Making Caring Visible

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring, and find that their contribution to society is not recognised and celebrated. Its impact on all aspects of life, from relationships and health to finances and work, should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

That's why, this Carers Week, we're focusing on 'Making Caring Visible' to ensure that carers get the information and support they need from services and the wider public.

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How you can help

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With your help we can reach more carers with timely support and advice.



We will keep campaigning until every carer gets proper recognition and support.

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