Carers Week 2021 – 7-13 June

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Carers are a vital but often unrecognised part of the community, often selflessly providing much needed long term care to potentially isolated or vulnerable members of our society.

Carers Week, which runs from 7th-13th June, is an annual campaign set up to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Throughout the week various community run events will be happening – you can check to see what events will be happening on the official Carers Week website

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition or who needs extra help as they grow older. If you or someone you know fits this description please do check out this info page from the official Carers Week website.

We are proud of our long-standing involvement with our local community and we’re passionate about playing our part in ensuring those with additional care needs can have those needs met. We wrote this post all the way back in 2016 and we’ve been supporting Carers Week since. For this year’s carers week our very own Ian Macara will be hosting a talk on the legal issues related to being a carer on Monday 7th June. If you’re interested you can register for the talk here.

Not only will we be hosting our legal issues talk on Monday, we’ll be posting on our social media throughout the week showing our support for raising awareness. Most events happening throughout the week will be online because of the ongoing covid worries, as well as to ensure that everyone who wants to be involved, can be.

However, there are also opportunities to attend some local events such as ‘Tea in the Park’ which will be hosted by the Brighton & Hove Carers Centre on Thursday; you can check out that event as well as many other local events on their website.

Carers week is very important to us and we’d love to help get as many people involved as possible. If you haven’t already, pledge your support, follow the carers week social media, as well as joining us on our own social media channels to keep up with our support of Carers Week.