Celebrating Carers: Carer’s Week 2023

June 7, 2021 Health and Wellness

Celebrating Carers: Carer’s Week 2023

What is Carer’s week?

Carer’s Week is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring. Along with highlighting the challenges unpaid Carer’s face. Furthermore, recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the United Kingdom.

Carer’s Week also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

Make caring visible and valued

An estimated 6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring for a family member or friend, who is older, disabled or seriously ill. This figure highlights that, at some point in our lives, we will be affected by caring.

Many of these 6.5 million carers across the UK do not see themselves as carers but as a family member or friends assisting their loved ones in need. Therefore, they are not connected to vital information and support set out to assist them in caring.

Carer’s Week raises awareness of the incredible contribution that carers make to families and communities across the UK.

  1. How you can get involved

Carer’s Week aims to raise the profile of caring within communities, places of work and the media. Together with Carer’s Week, we can all Make Caring Visible which will allow more Carers to access the vital information and support needed.

  1. Getting involved

Carer’s Week has outlined a few steps which can help you get involved:

  • Register your activity on their website, this activity could be organised within your community or workplace.
  • Use the items available on their website to download resources that help with promoting your activity and raising awareness for Carers.
  • If you are unable to organise an activity, Carer’s Week invites you to show your support by adding your voice to Making Care Visible or by pledging.
  • Lastly, you can spread the word about Carer’s Week by using the hashtag #carersweek.

How can we at Cavendish Homecare Help?

At Cavendish Homecare, we aim to alleviate the pressure with our Respite Care.

We provide trained Registered Nurses and Carers to give the carer a temporary break from the caring responsibilities you may have undertaken. We understand that handing over the care of your loved one is not a decision to be made lightly. That is why we will create bespoke Respite Care to suit your loved one’s needs.

If you would like to enquire about a Respite Care Package, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at info@cavendishhomecare.com.

About the Author…

Zahrah Abdullah

Operations Assistant

During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.

Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.

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