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.
This year we're focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities. Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
Carers Week is brought to life by the individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
Minister for Sport, Health Improvement & Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn MSP, who leads on carers issues for the Scottish Parliament, has joined five major charities to launch a nationwide drive to reach out to thousands of Scottish Carers.
The Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP has joined six major charities to launch a nationwide drive to reach out to thousands of carers missing out on vital support and services.
Carers Week 2015
These organisations have joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2015.