Age UK is a national charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
Age UK and many of its local partners are pleased to participate in Carers Week 2016. We provide help and support to carers across the country in many different ways- everything from offering counselling and support groups, sharing advice on Carers Assessments and benefits, to providing day care and respite, or organising fun activities to allow carers to relax.
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Directors at Age UK says:
“Caring for someone is a tough job which places a heavy and emotional toll on the carer. In addition, older carers often have their own care needs too. All carers need our support – whether individually with us all trying to help out or at a society level with Government and Local Authorities making sure that respite services are readily available and employers offer flexible working arrangements. No easy task when the care system is in crisis as funding fails to keep pace with demand.
“Age UK provides independent information and advice to help carers and their families now. We also campaign to reform the care system and help carers get the support they need in the future."
For more information visit www.ageuk.org.uk or call our free advice line on 0800 169 20 81.