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Carers Week is almost here!

04 June 2015

So far 1865 organisations, groups and individuals have signed up to take part in Carers Week, including local authorities, carers groups, NHS trusts, charities, GP practices, individuals and more. Thank you!

Thousands of events and activities will be taking place throughout the UK between Monday 8 and Sunday 14 June for Carers Week to recognise, support and celebrate carers. 

Sign up

There are endless opportunities to participate in Carers Week, many of which are really simple and easy to do. You can spread the word on social media, organise a cake bake or attend events in your local area. To get involved please sign up.

When you sign up you will be able to make a pledge to be included on our Pledge Wall, and get access to free downloadable resources (including the Carers Week guide full of hints and tips, school activities and logos). You will also be sent a link to add events to our 'events near you map' – a great way to spread the word about what's going on in your local area!

Carer Friendly Communities

This Carers Week, we're focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities. A Carer Friendly Community is one that supports, and makes life easier for, carers. Examples of Carer Friendly services would be: GP practices offering flexible appointment times for carers, leisure centres offering carer discounts and work places introducing a carers policy for their employees. Organisations that have made pledges so far include NHS England, ADASS and Employers for Carers.

We want as many individuals, groups and organisations to get involved as possible so please add your pledge to our Pledge Wall.

Not sure what to pledge? Here are some examples to give you a few ideas:

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Social Media

Help us raise awareness by spreading the word about Carers Week via

Twitter  twitter2 @carersweek  #carersweek

and Facebook  facebook  /carersweek

And share the photos from your event on our Flickr account


Thank you - we look forward to hearing about your events during Carers Week. Keep us posted!

 

 

 

 

 

Carers Week 2018

These organisations joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2017

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  • Carers UK new logo
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  • independent age
  • macmillan
  • MSS-logo-orange partnersrow
  • MND logo
  • Which Elderly Care logo

Proudly supported by:

  • The Lockwood
    Charitable Foundation
  • Nutricia

 

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