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.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A Carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week we will be looking to share examples of good practice from supporters of which have helped carers to stay Healthy and Connected.
To offer flexible appointments that fit around caring responsibilities.
To make sure carers know where to go for advice and information about caring.
To identify carers and proactively offer support with their health and wellbeing. For example, with a health check or free flu jab.
To ensure carers have the information and training to care safely and well.
Our pledge is to promote Carers Week at the practice and on our website. To identify and signpost our carers to our local Carers Centre and local action groups offering help and support. To be available to listen and offer one to one advice if asked.