Carers Week 11 – 17 June 2018
Thank you to everyone who took part in Carers Week at the Carers Support Centre this year. From mini-massages and Tai Chi to poetry and international celebrations, there was plenty of variety! See our photo gallery for 2018 below:
Starting more #Carer Conversations in Croydon
Our #CarerConversations campaign launched during Carers Week, alongside our report into caring and loneliness, No one should have to care alone. Our research found that almost half of Croydon carers say they feel chronically lonely. Key issues raised by carers included a chronic need for adequate respite services for carers locally and a lack of understanding amongst professionals and the public: read the report.
Printed copies of the report are available in the Carers Support Centre. Our article on caring and loneliness in Croydon was also published in The Croydon Citizen.
Caring doesn't stop for Carers Week
Carers Week is every week for carers and it's vital to keep carers issues on the local and national agenda. We will continue to circulate our Carers Week report on caring and loneliness with local decision makers - sign up to our e-bulletin for updates. Visit Carers UK for more information on national carer campaigns.
If you are a local carer who needs support, find out how we can help you.