As Carers Week continues, today’s focus is a celebration of older carers. There are more than 2 million older carers providing a vital service to their loved ones in the UK and we have loved working with you to recognise and celebrate everything they do to help others. We’ve launched a new campaign action, asking our supporters to join the Carers Week call for a Recovery and Respite plan. Find out full details below, including how you can spread the word.
Recovery and Respite
Recognising the contributions of carers is only one part of Carers Week. Yesterday we launched a campaigners’ action, asking our supporters to join the Carers Week call for a Recovery and Respite plan that would give carers the break they have needed, but haven’t had, since even before the pandemic began.
Spreading the word on Social Media
We have asked our supporters to write to their MP, asking them to support the delivery of this plan. We would really appreciate you promoting this call too. You can use the following template social media posts.
This #CarersWeek2022 we are calling on the Government to provide a proper respite and recovery plan for unpaid carers.
Join our call and write to your MP today:
Taking a break should be a normal part of everyone’s daily life. Even before the pandemic, many carers were supporting their loved ones 24/7. After 2 gruelling years, they really need a break, but many still do not have the option.
We are calling on the Government to provide a proper respite and recovery plan for unpaid carers. Join our call and write to your MP here:
Carers Week Report
The annual Carers Week event also features a brand new report, summarising the experiences of carers over the pandemic and the coming challenges they will need support with, as well as outlining the need for a fully funded Recovery and Respite plan that supports their wellbeing.
Thank you for all your work delivering events and support during this important awareness week. If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com. We look forward to celebrating our incredible carers with you!