Carers Week 2020
This year’s theme for Carers Week (8-14 June) is making caring visible.
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
So during Carers Week, we want to help Make Caring Visible.
There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers, and an estimated 47,000* of those live in Wiltshire. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.
Caring’s impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.
It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.
How are we supporting Carers Week?
Due to the current circumstances, this Carers Week is entirely virtual!
- Read our Carers Week press release.
- Download the carers week colouring sheet here and completed version. (Don’t forget to tag us on social media @carerswiltshire in your finished pieces!)*
- Join our virtual cafes – Thursday at 2pm, Friday at 11am. For the link to join, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the carer wordsearch and answers.
- Watch unpaid carer David’s video story.
Read our carer stories –
*Colouring sheet designed by @amywrites__ www.amy-writes.co.uk