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Carers Week 2019 was about Getting Carers Connected in their communities

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For Carers Week 2018, we supported carers to be Healthy and Connected


During Carers Week 2018, we looked at ways to support carers to be Healthy and Connected. In 2019, our focus will be  Getting Carers Connected.


Unpaid carers talk about the challenges and realities of caring

On 10th June 2019, the seven charities responsible for delivering Carers Week came together to run a speed-networking event in Parliament to ensure that politicians had the chance to meet with carers and understand the challenges that they face in 2019. The seven charities involved were: Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Rethink Mental Illness, and Sense. Each brought a number of carers with them to the event, to meet with MPs and…

UK’s unpaid carers seven times lonelier than general public

Loneliness epidemic facing UK’s unpaid carers Urgent support needed as number of adult carers rises by a third to nearly 9 million Seven national charities call for step change in the way society supports those caring unpaid for family and friends. Unpaid carers looking after loved ones living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the general public, new figures suggest. Not having enough time,…

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Bredon Respite Carers celebration

Coffee morning or Afternoon Tea
On: Saturday 15th

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Carers Week 2019 headline supporter:


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Carers Week is also supported by:






These organisations have joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2019:

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