This year Carers Week takes place from the 5th - 11th of June. The theme is 'Recognising and supporting carers in the community.'
Carers Week is an annual campaign run in partnership with key carers charities to raise awareness of and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. It also aims to recognise the often-hidden contribution they make to society.
Many people still don't think of themselves as carers. As a result, they don't identify as having caring responsibilities and seek out or access much-needed support to help them in their caring role.
The focus for 2023 is on 'recognising and supporting carers in the community', which is at the very core of what we do at Carers Count.
For Carers Week this year, we will be out and about across Kirklees, supporting carers in our community. We are kicking things off with a special Carers Week information drop-in event at Empire House in Dewsbury, alongside a host of groups, sessions and lunch and learn events which are taking place throughout the week.
Please take a look at our Carers Week events calendar below to see what we have planned:
- Find out more about our Information Drop-In event
- Book a place on our Carers Week lunch and learn session on Wednesday the 7th of June