This year, Carers Week takes place on 7th-13th June 2021.
The week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers – over 69,000 in East Sussex – who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without them.
Care for the Carers is based in Eastbourne.
This year’s focus is ‘Making Caring Visible and Valued’, and the charity is asking carers and the community to come together to make caring visible and valued throughout the week. Carers and their friends and family, partner organisations and local businesses can all get involved to recognise and celebrate carers, and show support.
As a community it is important that we help identify carers so that they can access information and support. Three in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. It can happen at any time and to anyone, and it has a huge impact on a person’s life.