Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

People with ME want to say thank you to everyone who helps them when they need support!

 

Breaks or breakdown, a new report, found fewer than 1 in 5 (14%) exhausted unpaid carers are confident that the support they receive with caring will continue following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6 charities supporting Carers Week – Carers Wales, Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Oxfam GB & Rethink Mental Illness – are calling on the UK and Welsh Governments to ensure unpaid carers providing significant hours of care get the breaks they need.

The Princess Royal Respite Fund For Carers – register with a Partner to apply for support

Carers Wales invites carers to share a cuppa via zoom, to connect with other carers and hear from organisations from across Wales.

 

Find out more about caring from:
WAMES helpline   Carers Trust   Carers Wales    Age Cymru    local council

Learning for living – an online programme for carers – ‘a useful tool that will boost your confidence to take on life. On completion you will have a badge to present to your current or future employer so they will recognise your skills.’

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