Welcome from Suzi Henderson, CEO, Cloverleaf Advocacy
Since 2013, when we started to provide our first Carers Count service in Kirklees, we have worked hard to raise awareness of carers - who is a carer, what are their rights, and how we can support them by providing information, advice, advocacy and emotional support.
Carers Count Kirklees has nearly 5900 carers registered with the service - which is a huge achievement, but we know there are so many more people out there providing unpaid support to a loved one, due to ill-health, disability, growing older or mental health issues. This is challenging at times, and carers deserve recognition, respect, and the right support so that their own health and wellbeing can be maintained.
That's what makes the theme of this year's Carers Week so important - Making Caring Visible. Never has it come at a more relevant time - so many more people will find themselves providing extra support and help to loved ones during the current pandemic.
We hope you will join us this Carers Week, through the online events and videos. We want to celebrate the huge contribution that carers make to our communities and society. We would love this years’ Carers Week to reach even more people who don’t currently realise they are carers, and help them get the right support when they need it most.