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Carers Week

5th June 2015 @ 6:06am – by Age UK Digital Team
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8-14 June is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. We want you toask your MP to show their support for carersby attending the parliamentary launch event on 8 June.

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You may not think of yourself as a carer – perhaps you've looked after someone for a long time without ever calling yourself one, or maybe you think the help you give your spouse or parent is simply what you should be doing. If so, you could be missing out on help that's availableto you.

Read our advice for carers to find out your rights, how to get support, and what to do when your caring role changes. See whether you're eligible for financial helpthrough Carer's Allowance, or share this information with someone you think could benefit from it.

If you think you'd benefit from extra help at home but you're unsure how to arrange this, take a look at our video which explains what you need to do.

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