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Carers Week 2020

Carers Week, celebrated every year, highlights the importance of unpaid carers up and down the country.

This week recognises those who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or a friend, who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.
Around 6.5million people in the UK are carers, looking after loved ones, either their parents, partners, children or friends.

This annual campaign raises awareness of the challenges carers face every day, and recognises the great contribution they make to families and their communities.

Throughout this pandemic, key workers have finally been recognised for the important work that they do every day, public perception has also changed greatly – which is fantastic. It has highlighted the support that is available to paid carers in the UK.

However, unpaid carers don’t always receive the same recognition. This campaign is a great way to appreciate those, that may be carers but don’t always recognise themselves as such, or those that are carers but don’t know where to turn for help or support when things become difficult.

Carers week highlights the much-needed support available.

Carers Trust

Carers UK

Age UK

The above all have free, useful advice, information, and support for carers. The information available covers a range of things, from financial support through to emotional support, which are essential to ensure carers get the right assistance necessary to continue to support their loved ones.

Caring for someone with dementia, or other specialist needs can be very difficult for family members, as they are coming to terms with the changes they are seeing in the person they are caring for, while still trying to provide the required care. Taking a break is vital for carers own mental and physical health, if you were paid you would never be expected to work the hours than unpaid carers sometimes do.

If you are a carer, or you know someone who is, and it at times all seems a bit too much, please get in touch with Cura Care. We have local and experienced care staff, who will be able to help support you and your loved one through this difficult time.

For more information, please take a look at our Respite page, or our Dementia Care page, for some useful advise and tips.

Or get in touch, our professional staff will be happy to talk through the options available to support you and your family. Please call 0208 892 9992 or email and someone will be happy to help.