Our carers speak out website page is now live. It is your opportunity to have your voice heard.
Every day people looking after a family member or friend tell us how difficult life can be for carers. And many carers feel they are invisible and not heard – we are committed to changing that.
We are inviting carers and former carers to use the carers speak out page to talk about the difficulties they face (or faced in the past) and tell the Government, other decision-makers and the public what needs to change to support carers better.
Whatever your caring situation and experience – be it good or bad, whether you’re someone helping your partner, a parent caring for your child with additional needs, an adult caring for your parent, or caring for a friend – we want your voice to be heard.
It is quick and easy to add your comments to the page. Simply click on the Carers speak out button below and then click on ‘Share your message’. You can also add a photo if you like.
You don’t have to leave your name, or you could choose to just leave a first name.
In the run up to Carers Rights Day on 25 November, we will be passing the feedback from carers to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Therese Coffey and asking for his response to unpaid carers.
Although we will not be able to respond to posts individually, we will read every one. Your messages will help us campaign for better support and services for carers.
If you also want to speak to someone about your experiences, or are keen to get involved in ways of helping to improve support for carers, then email [email protected]
We Care Campaign video
We would like to share this powerful video from the We Care Campaign explaining why too often unpaid carers feel invisible and alone. It also shows why our Carers speak out website page is so important.