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Carers Week 2016

After a highly successful Carers Week last year, planning is already underway for 2016. This year, Carers Week will run from 6 to 12 June.

Carers Week is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

In 2016 we’re going to continue to focus on building Carer Friendly Communities – helping all types of communities to help support carers and their families better.  

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.  

Last year, health organisations, local authorities, libraries, thousands of community groups, employers, individuals, carers, politicians, volunteers, businesses, schools, colleges and universities, pharmacies, the media, all got involved in activities helping to build Carer Friendly Communities.

In February we’ll be open for business! We’ll be asking organisations to help us build Carer Friendly Communities. We’ll send you a PDF handbook to help you plan, and there will be some free resources available and others can be ordered from the end of March 2016. 


Media highlights from Carers Week 2015

We know that so many local groups achieved fantastic coverage locally and regionally across the week. A few examples include: Alison Bessey, Manager of Marion Road Day Centre run by Age UK Norwich, was interviewed in the Norwich Evening News about all the different ways people could get involved in Carers Week activity, such as coming along to a coffee morning at the centre or joining their carers support group. A midwife shared her experiences of being a full-time carer…

Highlights from Carers Week 2015

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this year's Carers Week the most successful ever!We've had 2290 individuals and organisations sign-up this year so far, 1,730 pledges of support, and thousands of events taking place around the UK. Read more...

Minister for Community and Social Care discusses Carer Friendly Communities in Parliament

Carers Week charities came together yesterday in Parliament, with the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP - new Minister for Community and Social Care, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Read more...

Carers Week 2015

These organisations have joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2015.

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  • Carers UK new logo
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  • independent age
  • macmillan
  • MS Society logo

Proudly supported by:

  • The Lockwood Charitable Foundation
  • AMN CarersWeek
  • Sainsburys


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