Carer’s Week takes place 11-17th June 2018. Carer’s Week is a campaign to raise awareness to show what caring is and the challenges that carers face on a regular basis. This week is all about recognising the contribution that carers make to families and communities all around the UK.
A carer provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend, the person that they care for will have a disability, illness or a mental health problem. Helena Herklots CBE, chief executive of Carers UK has said “Carers week has become a regular fixture in the calendar in the UK; this is where we come together as communities, individuals and organisations. Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience but without access to the right support at the right time, caring can also have a huge impact on carers emotional and physical health, work and finances”.
Here at Bakers Waste, we work closely with local and national organisations such as Age UK.
Who are Age UK?
Age UK have a vision to make the UK a great place to grow older, Age UK will do this by inspiring and supporting and enabling in a number of ways. Throughout the UK there are 150 Age UK’s all around, and they have over 400 charity shops all over the country. Age UK have a number of services ranging from money & legal, health & wellbeing, care & support, travel & hobbies and work & learning.
Age UK are an international charity, they deliver work in some of the world’s poorest countries. Age UK are members of the DEC (disaster emergency committee), they are the only charity within the UK that are dedicated to the needs and the rights of older people that are based in developing countries.
If you wish to read more on Age UK, please click here.