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.