NewsBritain celebrates National Carers Week

Britain celebrates National Carers Week

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Britain celebrates National Carers WeekThere are approximately 6.4 million carers in the UK and eight charities have come together to support and celebrate their hard work this week, 18–24 June, 2012.

20/6/2012: This week there are events for carers all across the UK, but particularly at Westminster, where there will be debates and networking forums. Pampering and advice sessions, along with other fun and informative events, are being held to get the message out that carers are an important part of the healthcare community. The aim of the week is to call 'for sustainable funding for social care and better support for unpaid carers both practically and financially'.

To support National Carers Week or to attend an event, click here.

For more information on what carers do, click here.

 

Image: Birmingham Carers Centre.  Credit: ell brown on Flickr.

 

National Carers Week official site