Carers Week Is Here!

Spennymoor Town hall will be lit up Green this week in support of Carers week. Read below for further information from Carers UK……..

Carers Week runs from Monday 08 until Sunday 14 June 2020 and this year Carers UK is joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Oxfam GB and Rethink Mental Illness, plus organisations and individuals across the UK, coming together with the aim of Making Caring Visible.

Throughout the week we’ll be hosting daily Care for a Cuppas where we’ll be fixing ourselves a hot drink and taking some time to come together with carers for a virtual chat, sharing how we’re doing and being there for one another. Places are limited so click here for more details on how to join us.

We’ll be publishing blogs from a range of guests throughout the week, plus author Penny Wincer sharing videos of her experiences of caring. Check back here for links to the latest content throughout the week.

And make sure you follow both us and Carers Week on social media for news on the many other things our team will be up to during the week.

Research released for Carers Week shows:

  • 4.5 million additional people caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Unpaid carers and those not caring just as worried about stress and responsibility of providing care
  • UK public demands better deal for unpaid carers
  • Carers Week charities call on Government to recognise unpaid carers’ efforts and rebuild country’s care and support services