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SAFEcic are proud to support Carers Week 2017. We will use our social media pages to promote and signpost people to carersweek.org. We will continue to offer free resources and guidance on our own website and ensure that our work environment is carer friendly, flexible and supportive.

From working with the NHS and health professionals for many years we understand the importance of carers. We pledge to recognise if our own staff are carers to help them in any way we can and to continually promote our hardworking customers who care for those in need.

I will tweet about my role as a carer as well as having a full time job everyday during carers week and once a new government is formed engage with relevant politicians to raise the profile of carers and how we save the country £millions per annum. I will also take my disabled wife out for a day with thelocal stroke club during carers week.

MaryDei is a well established social enterprise business, based in Denbigh. It's aim is to reach, inform and involve carers of all ages. MaryDei arranges events of all kinds and has regular PopUp Shops, to raise awareness of its community work and to raise funds. The Beatrix Potter Family Day is a celebration of everything Beatrix, as the famous author used to visit her family in Gwaenynog Hall. The beautiful Gardens inspired some of her most famous characters. Entry via Programme, only £2 per adult, children for free. Programmes available at Denbigh Library/Siop Clwyd or at the Gardens. All kinds of activities available for children and a lovely Afternoon Tea prepared by the Team. There will also be time for people to talk about care, to chat with the MaryDei Team about issues that matter to people, to carers and to the community. For more information, contact Mair 07511429566

Healthwatch Dorset pledges to raise awareness of the needs of carers & give carers a stronger voice to influence & develop local health & care services.

The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week.

More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure rises to just over eight in ten (83%) of those who have previous experience of caring themselves. The unpaid care provided by the UK's carers has been estimated to be worth £132 billion a year .

More than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently providing care for an older, disabled or seriously ill loved one. The numbers of unpaid carers is rising faster than the general population. Each day, 6000 people take on a caring role but the poll showed that many people are unaware how likely it is they would take on a caring role and would be unprepared if they did become a carer. One in five people aged 50-64 are carers yet half of those who are not currently carers (50%) thought it unlikely they would ever become a carer.

When asked their top three concerns, affordability of care and the impact on their finances is the top worry (46%) for people who have never had a caring experience if they were faced with taking on a caring role. Coping with the stress of caring (43%) is the second biggest worry.

Nearly a third who have never cared for someone (32%) said they would worry they didn't have the skills or experience to become a carer and more than a quarter (26%) said they would worry about the impact of caring on their physical health.

Carers have worse health than the general public; carers providing 50 hours or more a week of care are more than twice as likely to be in bad health as non-carers . Worryingly, almost a quarter of those polled who have never cared (23%) would not know or understand what help would be available if they became a carer.

The online YouGov poll was conducted on behalf of eight major charities who are calling on the new UK Government and society to do more to recognise the important contribution that unpaid carers make and support them to care.

Heléna Herklots CBE, on behalf of Carers Week, said:

"It is deeply concerning that three-quarters of respondents feel carers are undervalued by society for their contribution and this figure rises further for those who have caring experience themselves.

The Carers Week charities seek to raise awareness of the huge contribution that carers are making every day to the lives of the family and friends they support and to their communities.

In Carers Week we're calling on the public, government and all parts of society to play their part in supporting carers by helping to build communities that recognise and understand the value and needs of carers. From hospitals that provide discounts for carers in their cafés, or workplaces that give employees paid leave for caring; to offering to shop for a friend who struggles to get out of the house, there are hundreds of small changes we can make to ensure our communities become more carer friendly.

We urge our new Government to do more to value and recognise the contribution made by the UK's 6.5 million unpaid carers and urgently set out its plans by publishing a strategy for carers. As a society we depend on unpaid carers – it's time we had a plan for how to better recognise and support them."

Thousands of events and activities are taking place across the UK for Carers Week with hundreds of individuals and organisations pledging to play their part in building Carer Friendly Communities.

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We provide many carers' support groups in the Nottinghamshire area and personal development, health and wellbeing related courses for carers at the Recovery College. We encourage carers to co-produce these courses to ensure the content is what carers want. Furthermore, we provide forums for carers to be involved in the Trust's two Involvement Centres based in Nottingham city and county. As a Peer Family Worker I am committed to working with carers, families and supporters at the Rehabilitation Unit Bracken House in Mansfield. Thank you :)

John's Campaign pledges to continue to lobby for the rights of people with dementia and their family carers in all settings.

The Clock Tower Cafe are holding an open day welcoming all Carers and their families to come along and access information, advice and support. Starting at 11am

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