Carers Week (6th – 12th June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of care in the UK and to highlight the challenges that carers face every day.
According to new research launched for Carers Week 2016, the life chances of people who care for an older, ill or disabled loved one without pay, are being damaged by the lack of support available. Studies have revealed that 50% of carers have seen their mental health worsen and over 30% of carers only seek help and support in an emergency.
Of the six million UK carers, over half combine caring for a family member with paid work and over two million people who are caring for a loved one, also have a family with young children.
If you are a carer or know somebody who is, please visit our carer support page for more information.
Carers in the UK come from all age groups and may be caring for a number of reasons. They range from children and teenagers to adults, from all walks of life.
Children and young…