As a charity that was created by carers, it's important to us that we're there to help anyone that's feeling the strain. We have dedicated carers services and run over 50 carers and peer groups which offer a listening ear, friendship and a support network when our supporters most need it.

Making Caring Visible

There is an estimated 6 million carers in the UK, many looking after a friend or loved one who has a physical or mental disability, or just someone who needs that additional support as they get older. 3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their lives and yet, for many, this role is one that goes without recognition or reward.

This year, Carers Week is more important than ever. Since the Covid-19 crisis started in February 2020, many carers are working extended hours without the regular support and respite they need.

From 8 June to 14 June we will be highlighting the work of our carers across our organisation and telling their stories on our website, via our Facebook and Twitter channels, and via our liveblog below.

Carers Week 2020 updates

Four ways to make carers more visible

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