It’s Carers Week 2021! There are lots of ways you can get involved – read on for the latest information and updates or visit the official website at https://www.carersweek.org/
New research finds that 72% of carers have not had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic
Carers Week have produced a new report: Breaks or breakdown, released for Carers Week, found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on carers’ ability to access breaks. More than a third (35%) of people caring unpaid for family members or friends feel unable to manage their caring role, and three quarters (74%) reported being exhausted as a result of caring during the pandemic.
The report also found that carers lost, on average, 25 hours of support a month they previously had from services or family and friends before the pandemic and that fewer than one in five (14%) are confident that the support they relied on before the pandemic will continue in the future.
Better breaks for unpaid carers
This Carers Week, join the campaign to increase funding for carers’ breaks. Nearly 900 people have now written to their MP asking them to raise the need for better breaks support in Parliament. If you’ve not yet joined the campaign, click the link below.
Get involved on social media
Let your friends and followers know all about Carers Week by sharing Carers Week social media graphics on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn and using the hashtag #CarersWeek. You can find them here under ‘For your social media’:
Remember to follow Carers Week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up with everything going on this week!
Running an activity?
Make sure to add your activity to the Carers Week website – it’ll appear on the map of Carers Week activities taking place all over the UK! You can also find posters and resources on the website for your event.
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