5 ways to make carers 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.

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.

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. 

If you are a carer or know someone who is, here are five simple ways you can help to make carers more visible.