A national campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, Carers Week highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and supports recognition of the contribution they make to the communities in which they live.Carers Week

According to Carers Week, 3 in 4 carers don’t feel their caring role is understood or valued by their community.

Our pledge, which supports this year’s focus to build Carer Friendly Communities, is to help raise awareness of the invaluable care voluntary carers provide and to offer support and guidance within the community.

Throughout Carers Week, our seakr carers have been out and about in the Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead communities, helping to raise awareness of the role of unpaid carers.

Unpaid carers could be young or old, male or female, and may be trying to cope with their own careers, education or family commitments. They could be providing care to a friend, neighbour or family member.

The type of care they will need to provide will also vary dependant on the needs of the individual. Many carers find that their caring role will grow as care needs change. The homecare that seakr carers provide means we are often in direct contact with unpaid carers in the community, dealing directly with family members to discuss an individuals needs.

We need to ensure these unpaid carers are also supported and have all the advice and guidance they need, to feel confident in the role they provide. They may be feeling as though there is little or no support available, and we need to change that trend!

This is why seakr has pledged to support Carers Week, every day of the year!

For further information about the support available to unpaid carers, visit Carers UK.