This week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 5.7 million Carers – over 148,341 in Kent.
A Carer is someone who, unpaid, looks after a relative or friend, who due to physical or mental illness, age-related difficulties, disability, or an addiction, cannot manage without their support.
Three in 5 of us will become a Carer at some point in our lives. It can happen at any time and to anyone, and it has a huge impact on a person’s life.
This year’s theme is ‘Recognising and supporting Carers in the community’ so we will be out and about across the whole of East Kent raising awareness of Carers and our services giving support. It is important that we help identify Carers so that they can access information and support.
Individuals, Carers, friends, family, community groups and organisations and local businesses can all get involved to recognise and celebrate Carers and show support.
Find out more about how we support Carers here.
See what’s on and where we’ll be by clicking here