Carers Week 2022 is on the way from 6 to 12 June. The week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers of all ages face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.
The theme for Carers Week 2022 is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’. The aim is that people looking after family members or friends, and the challenges of caring should be recognised in all areas of life, caring should be valued and respected by everyone in our society, and carers should have access to the information and support they need, where and when they need it.
Each day of Carers Week will have a different focus, which you may find useful to plan your activities and communications around.
Monday: launch of Carers Week – and health and social care issues affecting carers
Tuesday: work and employment
Wednesday: visible, valued and supported
Thursday: younger carers
Friday: older carers
Saturday: mental health and wellbeing
Sunday: reflections on Carers Week 2022
Over the coming weeks we will be giving more details on how Caring Together will be marking Carers Week and how you can get involved.
To make sure you have the latest information make sure you are signed up for our regular updates for carers and those with an interest in caring at caringtogether.org/keepintouch