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Carers Week 2016

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

The campaign 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.  

Get involved now by pledging your support, helping us to build Carer Friendly Communities and planning your own activities and events to make Carers Week count. 



Carers Week Research report 2015

New research was launched during Carers Week 2015 which looked at how carer friendly a range of different community services were and the impact they had on carers’ lives as result of this. The research was based on responses from almost 5,000 carers from across the UK. Overall, the research found that there was huge variation in the support received by carers in their local community across a range of different services, from their local GP through to shops on…

Welsh Deputy Minister for Health joins major charities to launch Carers Week campaign

Today, six major charities in Wales launched Carers Week 2016 – a nationwide awareness campaign to improve public understanding about caring and the unique challenges carers face. Carers Week will run from 6-12 June. Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Minister for Health in the Welsh Government, joined the Carers Week charities to call on individuals and organisations from across Wales to sign-up to the campaign and do what they can to support carers in their community. 370,000 people in the Wales…

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Carers Week 2016

These organisations have joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2016.

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  • independent age
  • macmillan
  • ms society web
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