Carers Week 7th – 13th June 2021, Making Caring Visible and Valued
Carers Week is taking place on 7th–13th June 2021.
The week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers – over 68,000 in East Sussex – and the people who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t getting manage without them.
This year’s focus is ‘Making Caring Visible and Valued’, and we’re asking carers and the community to come together to highlight carers and understand what they do throughout the week. Carers and their friends and family, partner organisations and local businesses can all get involved to recognise carers and show support.
Carers are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many carers are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older who need support. There are an estimated additional 34,000 carers in East Sussex who are looking after someone because of the pandemic. More than ever, it’s important that we highlight the challenges that carers are facing.
Keep an eye out for the latest information and updates for the week here on our website and social media.
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