Carers Week 2020 8-14 June
This week is National Carers week.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
In Portsmouth we want to say a big THANKYOU to all our carers and those providing services to support them.
Carers come in many forms from young carers looking after disabled parents or siblings through to adults caring for elderly parents or their young adult children. Caring cover such a wide range of support. It can include high level personal care and manual handling through to other care that isn’t so obvious – such as sitting watching a sibling whilst a parent cleans or taking someone for a cup of tea and a shop.
Caring in Portsmouth
In Portsmouth we have a number of services who offer advice and support to parent carers, carers of adults and Young Carers.
Click here to visit our Young Carers page ( including Sibling carers)
Click here to visit our Parent carer information page