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  • Press Release - National Carers Week

    Press Release - National Carers Week

    National Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign taking place from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th June 2014, highlighting the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million Carers – to their families and communities – in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.

    By providing unpaid care for someone, Carers save the economy an incredible £119 billion per year – that’s the same cost as running the NHS. Despite this – and the fact that 3 in 5 people will be Carers at some point in their lives – Carers often face a lack of recognition in all areas of their lives.

    This year’s Carers Week theme is the ‘Carers Week Quest’ and aims to be the greatest-ever drive to reach out to Carers in the UK. Its aim is to improve the lives of Carers and the people they care for by raising the profile of Carers and recognising the contribution they make; helping people identify themselves as Carers and enabling them to access the support, advice and information they need. It will also highlight the challenges of caring and campaign for sustainable funding for services and support for Carers and the people they care for.

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