This Week is Carers Week, and we’re all about taking the time to recognise the hard work that carers do.
“Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK” (Carers Week Website)
It can be difficult to take care of your own wellbeing when caring for someone else, so in 2018 Carers Week is all about helping carers to stay Healthy and Connected.
There are approximately 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, and it’s important to recognise their important role and offer them the support they need for themselves – whether it’s emotional, health, or social to name a few.
Whether caring for someone 24 hours a day or just a few hours a week, making a life long commitment or spending a few intense weeks helping someone as they come out of hospital, it’s important to offer the right support. Caring can cause ill health, poverty, and isolation – it can be a struggle to hold down a job, get a good night’s sleep, stay healthy and maintain your relationships.
Statistics show that 3 out of 5 of us will become carers at some point in our lives, so it’s important to look after our carers.
Show your support via the Carers Week website.
All information from Carersweek.org