The annual awareness week, which highlights the essential contributions of unpaid carers, takes place next week from 5 – 11 June. We previously provided a pack with resources for you to join us in promoting the week and join the campaign’s call for greater cross-Government action in support of unpaid carers.
This is also an opportunity to highlight the work you do to support unpaid carers too, by promoting your carers services. You can register any events or services you will deliver for carers during the week on the Carers Week website and use the hashtag #CarersWeek whenever you promote something online.
What’s happening during Carers Week?
- Monday 5 June – The Carers Week report will be published. You can share this from the Age UK Campaigns Twitter account.
- Wednesday 7 June – Age UK will attend a Parliamentary drop-in, where we will facilitate conversations between unpaid carers and MPs.
- Friday 9 June – Older carers day. Age UK will publish a press release to coincide with this day which focuses on the experiences of older carers.
Throughout the week, Age UK will also publish a Discover article, featuring an interview with a carer, as well as a new video on our social media channels, featuring another storyteller and promoting the Age UK Advice Line. Keep an eye out for these on our website and our social media channels.
Join the Carers Week Call on the Government
This year, we are joining the Carers Week call for greater cross-Government action in support of unpaid carers. The Carers Week campaign is asking supporters to write to their MPs to support this work and ensure carers get the recognition and support they need. You can join the campaign by sharing the link and using the social media template posts below:
We need a whole system approach to support unpaid carers.
This #CarersWeek, write to your MP and ask for greater cross-Government action in support of carers: https://carersuk.e-activist.com/page/129142/action/1?ea.tracking.id=sc-t
Unpaid carers provide an essential service to their loved ones, often providing 24 -hour care. They can’t do this without help.
This #CarersWeek, to ensure carers are recognised and supported, we are calling on the Government to commit to greater cross-Government action to better identify and support unpaid carers. Join the campaign and write to your MP: https://carersuk.e-activist.com/page/129142/action/1?ea.tracking.id=sc-fb