New challenges for carers in 2020

New challenges for Carers in 2020

It’s Carers Week from 8 to 14 June 2020. This annual campaign celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made to families and communities throughout the UK by the country’s 6.5million carers.

This year, people across the country are facing new challenges as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, with many carers increasingly taking on more.

Those looking after someone should be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers.

They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring impacts on all aspect of life from relationships and health, to finances and work. As carers are experiencing even more challenging circumstances this year, it is vitally important that we both recognise the contribution that carers make to their local communities, but that we also connect them to support to help them manage their own health and wellbeing.

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Published on 08 June 2020