Recognising and supporting carers this Carers Week

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Monday 5 June 2023

Tags: Parent Carers, carers week 5-11 June 2023

5-11 June is Carers Week – a week that shines a spotlight on the vital role unpaid carers play in our communities.

Recent research shows that that unpaid carers – including parent carers – are providing more hours of care now than they were 10 years ago. Reduced support services such as respite care, physiotherapy, occupational and speech and language therapy, as well as mental health services means parent carers have been left to do more often complex care in their homes themselves and less able to combine work and caring.

Parent carers are at the heart of everything we do at Contact

As well as being here to support parent carers with our information, advice and support services for families, we campaign to tackle the inequalities parent carers face and raise awareness of the invaluable work they do caring for their children and young people with additional needs. Our current campaigns include:

And as the Department for Education’s delivery partner supporting parent carer participation in England, we also like to shout about the amazing work parent carers do as members of their local parent carer forums across England.

Watch our animation to find out more about us.