Help make unpaid carers visible and valued this Carers Week!


To mark Carers Week 2021 (7 June – 13 June), The Carers’ Centre is launching a myth-busting campaign that challenges some common misconceptions about caring, to ensure unpaid carers in B&NES are recognised and supported by those around them.

The Carers Week report shows there has been almost a 50% increase in the number of unpaid carers in the UK since the Covid-19 crisis began*. Yet research we have undertaken with carers over the past few months has revealed many still feel ‘invisible’ and misunderstood.

The Carers Centre want to ensure carers are heard, and identified at the earliest opportunity to get the support they need and deserve. But they can’t do this alone. They want to work together with third sector partners to reach the thousands of unpaid carers in B&NES.

They’d be grateful if you would consider supporting their social media campaign by sharing their content to challenge caring myths and increase understanding around unpaid care.

Follow their Facebook; Instagram and Twitter (@carerscentre1) to share messaging this Carers Week. Alternatively, if you or your comms team would like to use their myth busting images / Carers Week material directly, please contact Janine.woodward-grant@banescarerscentre.org.uk

For more information on what they can offer to carers or specific support for an individual carer, their support line is available for professionals 8.15-12pm on 0800 0388 885 (option 3!) or support@banescarersentre.org.uk. You can also sign up here for regular updates on what they offer.

*Carers Week. Carers Week 2020 Research Report: The rise in the number of unpaid carers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.




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