Carers Week message from Miriam Martin, our chief executive.
Carers Week takes place from 6 to 12 of June this year and is an opportunity for us to recognise the incredible contribution that unpaid carers make.
Today, as every day, carers will put in hours of hard work, sacrificing time to themselves, their hobbies, their work, even other family commitments, to care for someone who needs their support. It is an amazing commitment to become a carer, and we are often in awe of the carers we support here at Caring Together. However, caring for someone can also be extremely difficult.
Introducing Carers Speak Out!
This Carers Week we are launching a new initiative to give carers the opportunity to tell the Government what they find hardest about being a carer, and what needs to change. If you are a carer now, or have been a carer, our new Carers Speak Out online space is for you. Please go to caringtogether.org/help-us-help-others/carers-speak-out or see the enclosed leaflet to find out more.
Become a Carer Friend
As a charity we hugely appreciate the many people and organisations that support our work though making donations. This Carers Week we are inviting you to become a Carer Friend through making regular monthly donations by direct debit. These gifts will enable us to help carers across our region with the kinds of support that really make a difference. Whether a carer is stressed and anxious and needs someone to talk to; whether they are overwhelmed and confused and need advice; whether they are exhausted and isolated and need to meet others in their position; we want to help them. But we can’t do this without the kindness of people like you. You can become a Carer Friend today by completing the enclosed form or signing up online at caringtogether.org/carer-friend
On behalf of the whole team here at Caring Together, thank you for being part of our caring community. Whether you have been a carer, are a carer now, or want to support carers, we are grateful for you.