Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Carers Week 2016 will take place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June 2016. This year we're focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
Please check back soon for more information.
Carers Week checklist
This checklist sets out some of the things that you should be able to expect from your community. We hope it will help you think about your community and what additional support might improve your life.
Could you ask for that support, maybe by taking this checklist along to help explain what you need?
Could your local group or carers network use this checklist to start a conversation with local services or organisations about what they can do to better support carers?