Calling all carers – there’s support available for you
It’s Carers’ Week (6-12 June 2022) and we want to help all carers feel visible, valued and supported.
One in six adults are now providing unpaid care for a family member, friend or neighbour. It’s estimated that there are 7 million unpaid carers, including 800,000 young carers, in the UK.
If you provide unpaid care for a few hours a day or over a 24 hour period of time, then you’re a carer. Caring for someone covers many areas such as: washing, dressing, eating, attending regular appointments, offering emotional and social support.
Take a look at the definition of a carer below and if you think that’s you, why not let us know so we can identify you as a carer on your medical record (with your permission). We can then be aware of this when you contact us, so we can offer you the best help and support taking your carer responsibilities into consideration.
To help you find services that can offer you help and support, we’ve created a new section of our website that has lots of useful information for carers and young carers. Take a look using these links and see what support is available locally and nationally.