Carers Week which begins next Monday is an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the huge contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers who look after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend.
Sanctuary Supported Living is championing the cause unpaid carers by sponsoring Carers Week 2014, which runs from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 June.
Carers Week aims celebrate the huge contribution that unpaid carers make to society.
SSL delivers two contracts to support unpaid carers in Middlesbrough and Stockton and helps hundreds of individuals gain financial and practical support and advice.
The two services are marking Carers Week by holding a series of special events to encourage people who do not recognise themselves as carers to take advantage of the support on offer.
SSL managing director Chris Munday said: “I am keenly aware of the valuable role that unpaid carers play and it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to celebrate them, as well as to raise awareness of the support available to carers.
“Unpaid carers play a vital role in our communities and deserve our support and recognition. We are proud to be sponsoring Carers Week 2014.”
Other organisations that are also involved include Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Carers UK, Stroke Association, Skills for Care.
For more information on SSL’s events visit: www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk
For more information on Carers Week visit: www.carersweek.org