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About this year's Carers Week

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.

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Scottish Government helps launch Carers Week 2015

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. Read more...

Minister launches Carers Week appeal in Wales

Minister for Health and Social Services joins appeal to support those caring for loved ones. Read more...

Care Minister joins appeal to support those caring for loved ones

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. 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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