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A Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers

Carers Week 2022 comes following an extraordinary two and a half years for unpaid carers, who have faced unprecedented pressures throughout the pandemic. We are calling on the government to develop a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers, to ensure all carers get the support they need.

What is Carers Week?

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older. It isn’t someone who volunteers or is employed to provide support.

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RT @CarersTrust: Carers Trust CEO, Kirsty McHugh, on why we are marking #CarersRightsDay 2022. Find out more about Carers Rights Day and…


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Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported - Carers Week 2022 report

Carers Week launches a new report on the rising pressures on unpaid carers

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Dame Caroline Dinenage MP announced as Conservative Party Parliamentary Champion for Carers Week 2022

The MP for Gosport is our Conservative Party Parliamentary Champion for 2022

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