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Carers Week 2019

Monday 10 to Sunday 16 June

Carers Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and recognise the huge contribution carers make. Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Carers Week 2019 is made possible by Carers UK working together with six other national charities. Together we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Getting Carers Connected'. 
British Gas, part of Centrica, are the headline supporter of this year's Carers Week.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.  If you’re planning an event or want to see if there is one near you, find out how to get involved on the Carers Week website.

Organise an event or activity to help connect carers to support.
Show your support for Carers Week by making a pledge to help connect carers to support.

Getting Carers Connected

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to help carers get connected. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. 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, which is why it is important to ensure carers access support as soon as possible.

That’s why this Carers Week we’re focused on:

About Carers Week Carers Week logo

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges 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. Find out more.

Carers Week 2018

During Carers Week 2018, 1,300 events were held and 466 people and organisations pledged their support for carers. We released research that revealed almost three quarters (72%) of carers in the UK said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring, while well over half (61%) said their physical health had worsened.

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Together we're a supportive community and a movement for change.



Your donations are an essential part of helping us make life better for carers.

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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