Carers Week is an annual event run by Carers UK, raising awareness of the challenges faced by those caring for a relative or friend. This year, Carers Week runs from June 12th-18th, and focuses on building ‘carer friendly communities’. This means understanding the day to day life of an unpaid carer, and finding ways to make life a bit easier. This might be by making sure people have access to services and support, or perhaps their employer offering flexible working hours to give the carer time to support their relative or friend as needed.
This is an excellent initiative. If you want to get involved, please go to the Carers UK website for details of how to help.