What is Carers Week?
There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They play a vital role looking after children, parents, partners and friends. That’s why every year, we celebrate Carers Week – an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
What’s happening this year?
This year’s theme is ‘Making Caring Visible’. In the current lockdown, many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends – which is why this year’s Carers Week is more important than ever. Although we can’t gather together as we usually would, we’ve planned a week of activities to raise awareness (which you can join in with at home) ending with a ‘Walk A Mile’ with a difference.
This sounds great, what else do I need to know?
If you’d like to take part and send us your photos, videos and comments throughout the week here are our social media pages:
Find us on Twitter by searching for @SwindonCarers
Or you can e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about Carers Week on the Carers Trust website, click here.
What about raising money for Swindon Carers?
Our annual ‘Walk A Mile’ event is used to raise money for Swindon Carers Centre, but we’d like you to join in regardless of whether you are able to fundraise or not. If you’d like to raise money by walking a mile for carers in Swindon, you can find our sponsorship forms here.
We also have a Just Giving page, where you can create your own fundraising events page or donate.
Finally, we’d also like you to join in by colouring and displaying some very special posters.
More information to follow on this!