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How you can help Make Caring Visible

More ways to get involved for 2020

This year there are even more ways to get involved in Carers Week. You can add your voice to our call to Make Caring Visible or check out our wall of voices from people and organisations who have already added theirs. You can add your activity and tell everyone about what you have planned for Carers Week or check out activities currently listed. Or pledge your support and what you will do for carers - or be inspired by viewing pledges already received.

Carers Week

Carers Week is brought to life by individuals, groups and organisations coming together from around the UK. This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people and current carers are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older who need support. And now, more than ever, it’s important that we highlight the challenges that the 6.5 million people caring, unpaid, across our nations are facing.

So let’s raise our voices and let everyone know that carers deserve to be recognised for the vital contribution they make – and that we are there for each other during Carers Week and beyond. Let's Make Caring Visible in 2020.

1. Why you should get involved

With more than 6.5 million people in the UK currently caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill, caring will affect all of us at some point in our lives.

Yet many people don’t identify themselves as carers – they simply see themselves as spouses, parents, children or friends, meaning that many carers across the UK aren’t connected to vital information and support that can help them with caring. Looking after someone can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it comes with difficulties and challenges. 

Carers Week raises awareness of the incredible contribution that carers make to families and communities across the UK. All of us have a part to play in ensuring that we shine a light on the carers in our community and their needs.

2. How you can get involved

During Carers Week, we raise the profile of caring within communities, at places of work and in the media. Together we can Make Caring Visible and get more carers the information and support they need.

Why not organise an activity in your community or for your work colleagues? It doesn’t matter how big or small your activity is, together we can all make a difference by raising awareness of caring.

3. What next?

In your workplace

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Whether your workplace is currently active at this time or you find yourself working from home, Carers Week gives you a great platform to recognise and support carers in your workforce.

Take part

Health & care services

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If your service is open or you are supporting your service users online, Carers Week is an opportunity to look to identify carers – and let them know how you are there to support them.

Take part

In your local community

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This year, many organisations and community groups will be hosting their activities virtually – whether online, by phone or via social media. You can see how local groups are taking part in our Activities area.

Take part

Spread the word

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As well as running your own activities, you can use social media, contact your MP, print out a poster and put it up in your window, or contact your local press - together we can show just how important caring is.

Take part
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More ways to get involved for 2020

This year there are even more ways to get involved in Carers Week. You can add your voice to our call to Make Caring Visible or check out our wall of voices from people and organisations who have already added theirs. You can add your activity and tell everyone about what you have planned for Carers Week or check out activities currently listed. Or pledge your support and what you will do for carers - or be inspired by viewing pledges already received.

Carers Week

Carers Week is brought to life by individuals, groups and organisations coming together from around the UK. This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people and current carers are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older who need support. And now, more than ever, it’s important that we highlight the challenges that the 6.5 million people caring, unpaid, across our nations are facing.

So let’s raise our voices and let everyone know that carers deserve to be recognised for the vital contribution they make – and that we are there for each other during Carers Week and beyond. Let's Make Caring Visible in 2020.

1. Why you should get involved

With more than 6.5 million people in the UK currently caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill, caring will affect all of us at some point in our lives.

Yet many people don’t identify themselves as carers – they simply see themselves as spouses, parents, children or friends, meaning that many carers across the UK aren’t connected to vital information and support that can help them with caring. Looking after someone can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it comes with difficulties and challenges. 

Carers Week raises awareness of the incredible contribution that carers make to families and communities across the UK. All of us have a part to play in ensuring that we shine a light on the carers in our community and their needs.

2. How you can get involved

During Carers Week, we raise the profile of caring within communities, at places of work and in the media. Together we can Make Caring Visible and get more carers the information and support they need.

Why not organise an activity in your community or for your work colleagues? It doesn’t matter how big or small your activity is, together we can all make a difference by raising awareness of caring.

3. What next?

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  • Box2Title: In your workplace
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    Whether your workplace is currently active at this time or you find yourself working from home, Carers Week gives you a great platform to recognise and support carers in your workforce.

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  • Box3Title: Health & care services
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    If your service is open or you are supporting your service users online, Carers Week is an opportunity to look to identify carers – and let them know how you are there to support them.

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  • Box4Title: In your local community
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    This year, many organisations and community groups will be hosting their activities virtually – whether online, by phone or via social media. You can see how local groups are taking part in our Activities area.

  • Box 4 Button Link: https://www.carersweek.org/get-involved/whole-community
  • Box5Title: Spread the word
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Carers Week is also supported by:

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

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