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Carers Week

Dr Andrew Wilson

Dr Andrew Wilson, clinical chair of NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Next week (8 to 14 June) is Carers’ Week so let’s raise our voices together and help make caring visible.

This year, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, people across Cheshire are continuing to face new challenges. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for relatives or friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK and we want to recognise their contribution and acknowledge the difficulties they sometimes face. So during Carers’ Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible. 

Caring affects all aspects of life, from relationships and health to finances and work. Carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year, while many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough. 

It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.

You get involved in many different ways by visiting https://www.carersweek.org/get-involved Examples include:

Pledging your support

Adding your voice to a wall of voice

Adding an activity

 

For more information, visit https://www.carersweek.org/.