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Carers Week 2019

Monday 10 to Sunday 16 June

Findings released for Carers Week 2019 revealed that carers are seven times lonelier than the general public. Not having enough time, or money, to participate in leisure activities, as well as the stigma of being a carer, means one in three unpaid carers (35 per cent) are always or often lonely, compared with just one in twenty (five per cent) of the general population. Take a look at our news story for a summary of the findings.

Find the full research report 'Getting Carers Connected'.

About Carers Week 2019

Carers Week 2019 was made possible by Carers UK working together with six other national charities. Together we asked local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Getting Carers Connected'. 
British Gas, part of Centrica, were the headline supporter of this year's Carers Week.

The campaign was brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who came together to organise over 1,100 activities and events throughout the UK during Carers Week, drawing attention to just how important caring is. Almost 500 pledges were made by organisations, MPs and individuals to show their support for carers on Carers Week.  Find out more on the Carers Week website.

Getting Carers Connected

This Carers Week was focused on 'Getting Carers Connected'. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life, from relationships and health to finances and work, should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough, which is why it is important to ensure carers access support as soon as possible.

That’s why this Carers Week we focused on:

About Carers Week Carers Week logo

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. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Find out more.

Carers Week 2020

We're delighted to announce that Carers Week 2020 will take place between Monday 8 June - Sunday 14 June.

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With your help we can reach more carers with timely support and advice.



We will keep campaigning until every carer gets proper recognition and support.

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