Age UK and many of its local partners are pleased to participate in ‘Prepared to Care?’ as part of Carers Week. We provide help and support to carers across the country on a regular basis, and understand the highs and lows that come with caring responsibilities. Age UK is campaigning to improve the social care system for all older people, and those who care for them.
Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, you can call our free national information line on 0800 169 6565. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm. We also publish impartial and informative factsheets and advice guides, policy papers and a range of books.
We campaign on a variety of issues to help improve the lives of carers. We believe that we should all be able to enjoy good health in later life, free from the diseases and disabilities associated with growing older and the consequences that they can bring about, such as social isolation, anxiety, frailty and loss of independence.
Charity Director General Michelle Mitchell says: "Everyday Age UK supports carers who are struggling to provide or arrange care for their loved ones. Many people find themselves arranging care for a partner or older relative at very short notice and under stressful circumstances. Carers tell us they find the system hard to navigate and don’t know who to turn to. Age UK provides independent information and advice to help carers and their families now. We also campaign for better funding to reform the care and support system and help carers get the support they need."
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