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Carer’s Week 2020 – Making Caring Visible

 

Carer’s Week took place this week, 8th – 14th June 2020; the week is dedicated to ‘Making Caring Visible’.

 

“A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse issue or who needs extra help as they grow older” as defined by carersweek.org.

 

This week, we have seen a celebration of carers; to let them know they aren’t alone and their hard work is not only appreciated and admired by the person(s) they care for, but also by everyone around them, and more!

 

To find out more about carer’s week and how you could help, please visit www.carersuk.org.

 

This week, we shared some resources from North Lincolnshire Council, on how we can help young carers in the community, to receive the support they need.

 

“During Carers Week which is the 8th – 14th June 2020 we aim to celebrate the role our Young Carers play in supporting their parents/carers and siblings.  We also contact many agencies and services to highlight hidden Young Carers and the support our team could offer. 

 

As you can imagine this year has been particularly difficult for our young carers as due to coronavirus they have been further isolated by their caring role and wish to protect their family member.  Although many have been able to attend school due to being highlighted as vulnerable, many have chosen to stay home and keep safe.

 

 Across North Lincolnshire, we have approximately 90 registered young carers some being identified from the age of 5 years old up to 18 years. Caring can be very rewarding but it can also impact upon education, free time, emotional health and or physical wellbeing.

 

You can gain further information regarding our team on North Lincolnshire Council website or North Lincolnshire Local Offer website, where we have an animation video developed by our young carers. https://youtu.be/CR5LkkKfuGQ

   

Please visit your local council’s website or get in touch with them to see how you could help in the carers in your community.

 

With the current pandemic we are facing, we have seen the importance of caring, both unpaid and paid. We wanted to take a moment this week to say a massive thank you to everyone who is a carer or care professional. Your work is not unnoticed, and we applaud you and are with you every step of the way.