Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK. Together with those partners, we provide access to desperately-needed breaks, information, advice and education, training and employment opportunities. We help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing and support them so they do not feel isolated.
Our Network Partners benefit from the provision of grants, our work to improve carers' services and we help carers make their needs and voices heard and provide someone to talk to, in person and online through www.carers.org and www.youngcarers.net
Thea Stein, Chief Executive for Carers Trust, said: "We’re delighted to be part of Carers Week. On a regional level, our Network Partners use the week to promote the services they offer to carers in communities across the UK, and nationally it’s an excellent opportunity to focus attention on the key issues that affect carers.
“Carers do so much for the people they care for, as well as society in general, saving the economy billions of pounds every year. However it’s vital that they receive the support they need to continue caring, and help them to make the choice of whether, how and when they deliver unpaid care.
“Carers Week plays a key role in raising awareness of carers’ needs, as well as highlighting the many services available to them from charities such as Carers Trust.”