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Carers UK

Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Carers are holding families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of life and making an enormous contribution to society. Many carers are stretched to the limit – experiencing poor mental or physical health themselves, finding it hard to make ends meet, struggling to juggle work and family life or having to give up work to care.

At Carers UK, we want carers to know that they're not alone. We're here to listen, to give expert information and advice, campaign for lasting change and find new ways to support carers with their caring role. We want to see a world where carers are supported not only to cope with the challenges of looking after someone, but to build a life of their own too. A life, which includes caring but is not overwhelmed by it, and one where carers are able to look after their own health and wellbeing too.

Carers Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and recognise the huge contribution carers make. This Carers Week we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to find ways to reach out and help carers get connected - with support, information and one another. 

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Carers Week

Carers Week 2021 headline supporter:


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Carers Week is also supported by:






These organisations joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2020:

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