Carers Week 8 – 14 June 2020
This week is carers week, and we would like to take a moment to pay tribute to all the unpaid carers, supporting loved ones across the UK. As of 2019 there were thought to be more than 6.5 million unpaid adult carers in the UK, and this number is thought to have increased by 4.5 million people since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Before lock-down, 8 in 10 carers reported feeling lonely and isolated, (https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa…/…/facts-and-figures) , a feeling that is likely only to have grown with social distancing measures in place.
If you would like to show your support for carers this week, visit the www.carersweek.org website for ideas of how you can add your voice to the movement to Make Caring Visible, or if you feel that you need support at this time, resources are available on the advice and support page of carers week