A thank you to carers across the nation on Carers Week

It’s National Carers Week. This week we want to recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The Carers Trust Pledge

Multiple charities have come through to make Carers Week happen in 2015, and we’ve added our name to The Pledge Wall. By signing the pledge, we want to create Carer Friendly Communities – meaning that we want communities to be more aware of how important unpaid carers are in their communities.

The reality of what carers do on a daily basis needs to be more well-known and local services and systems need to remove obstacles to make a carer’s life a little bit easier. Read more about Carer Friendly Communities on the Carers Week website.

Learn more about Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for someone who cares for a disabled person who receives other qualifying benefits for at least 35 hours per week. If you’re looking for more information about the allowance, visit our benefits pages.

Carers on our community

Our community has groups you may want to join. For example, we have a group specifically for parents and carers. We also  have groups for discussing practical issues, such as work, money, benefitsequipment, technology and education.

You can also read our  hundreds of tried and tested practical tips on everything from travel to technology in the community. These have all been contributed by people with first-hand experience of disability: disabled people themselves, parents, carers and professionals.

Keep an eye out this week on our Twitter and Facebook pages as the week goes on for more information how we’re celebrating carers.