We are delighted to announce that The Lewy Body Society has joined the Carers Week campaign, along with six other major charities.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Carers continue to experience extra pressures as a result of the COVID Pandemic. 72% have had no breaks since it began, and many thousands continue to provide more care than they did before.
This year Carers Week will run from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June 2022 with the theme ‘Visible, Valued and Supported.’
Carers Week also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. It takes on average two years for a carer to identify themselves as such.
In 2022, Carers Week is made possible through Carers UK working together with six other major charities: Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Oxfam GB, Rethink Mental Illness and The Lewy Body Society.
For media enquiries, please contact Carers UK who are handling media queries for Carers Week:
M 07305 040587/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @CarersWeek #carersweek
Case studies, latest statistics, good practice examples and spokespeople are available on request.