Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place in June to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers – people who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without them.

Carers Week 2018 took place 11-17 June.

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Its theme for this year was Supporting carers to be Healthy and Connected - with a focus on helping to build communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own.

See some of the photos from Carers Week 2018 events across East Sussex.

Each year, Care for the Carers, together with its partners, hosts a range of events around the county to celebrate Carers Week and recognised the vital contribution that carers in East Sussex make to their families and communities.  

For more information about what it means to build Carer Friendly Communities, read about our initiative to make East Sussex a Carer Friendly county.