7 charities came together to launch the theme for this year’s Carers Week, the UK’s drive to raise awareness of caring.
One third of unpaid carers looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill has felt lonely or isolated because they are uncomfortable talking to friends about their caring role. A further third say they feel socially isolated at work because of their caring responsibilities. Despite the huge contribution of unpaid carers to society, an overwhelming majority (74%) feel their caring role isn’t understood or valued by their community. To read more click here.