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5-11 June 2023

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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📣 #CarersWeek theme announcement! The theme for Carers Week 2023 is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the comm…


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Save the date for Carers Week 2023

We're pleased to announce that this year Carers Week will be taking place from 5-11 June 2023, with charities, organisations and individuals getting together to show support for the millions of unpaid carers in the UK.

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