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Carers Week

Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
This week is Carers Week, There are around seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people and three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives in the UK. 

Carers Week is a campaign to raise awareness of caring and to recognise the contribution carers make to families and to society.

Carers UK have created the Carers Week Carers Checklist which sets out practical steps every part of the community can take to be carer friendly - to help you feel supported as a carer and recognised as an individual with needs of your own.

Could you ask for that support, maybe by taking this checklist along to help explain what you need? Could your local group or carers network use this checklist to start a conversation with local services or organisations about what they can do to better support carers?

Visit to recommend organisations, services and employers as carer friendly so we can share good practice and inspire others to take action.

Are you a carer? Let us know your experiences. How does it feel to look after a loved one? Do you have any hints or tips?

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