Carers Week 2023 is supported by the Carers Trust and Carers UK. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges faced by unpaid carers and recognises the contribution they make throughout the UK.
The week runs from 5-11th June and the theme is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’.
Who is a Carer?
A Carer is someone who looks after someone in their family or a friend who has a physical illness, mental health issues, a disability or who needs extra support as they age.
Caring for someone with any of these issues can impact all areas of a carers’ life – health, relationships, work and the ability to earn money.
It is important that Carers get the support they need.
Carers Week highlights the support available to carers in the following areas:
- Work and Finances
- Technology and equipment
- Looking after yourself
- Planning for the unexpected
Gut health issues and Caring
When you are a Carer, it is also important to take time to look after yourself, and your gut – because your gut can have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Our Love Your Gut website has a whole host of resources and advice from our experts including:
This Carers Week set some time aside to care about you!
For further information: