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Many people in the UK care for a partner, family member or friend who has health issues and it can be difficult to know where to go for support.
Organisations are calling for greater support for unpaid carers to help them continue in their caring role without facing ill health, stress or financial worry.
This year, carer’s week runs from June 18-24 and this year the theme is ‘in sickness and in health".
Carers week also highlights the very important contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.
This campaign is organised by a partnership of nine national charities: Age UK, Carers UK, Crossroads Care, Dementia UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society, Parkinson’s UK, and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
There are events and activities happening all over the UK on every day of the week so visit the carers week website to find out how you can get involved.
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