Carers Week thanks the city’s unpaid carers
From the 8 June, it’s national Carers Week and a special time to thank all the unpaid carers who, young and old, care for someone in their family.
The person they care for may be at home, in hospital or in a care home – they might have a long term illness or a disability, a mental health condition or need extra help as they grow older.
Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers and every year Carers Week is held to raise awareness and highlight the challenges carers face.
A report from CarersUK published in April states that many unpaid carers are close to burnout because of the extra pressures on them during the COVID- 19 crisis.
In Sheffield, there are two organisations that support carers in the city- Sheffield Carers Centre that does everything it can to support adult carers and Sheffield Young Carers which supports carers who are aged 8 – 25.
If you would like to know more about Carers Week in Sheffield, you can look at: www.doyoucare.co.uk
This is where you can find advice about how you can be involved in supporting and thanking carers everywhere.