Carers Week starts Monday 7 June and it is an opportunity for us to celebrate and support our carers all across North West London.
A carer is a member of staff who cares, unpaid, for a friend, family member or significant other, who due to illness, disability, a mental health condition or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
According to NHS Employers one in eight of the work-force are working carers and we know that a great many of our staff are carers in their personal lives. During the week, we will be coming together under the theme ‘Make Caring Visible and Valued’, recognising carers for the difficulties they are experiencing, respecting the contribution carers make to their families and local communities as well as providing information, support and understanding.
If you're a carer, and you work in the NHS or health and social care, we have a range of self-help resources available to you, take a look here.
There are a number of events during the week which everyone is welcome to attend. Please see our Wellbeing Calendar for further details. Also see the Carers Network website too for events and details!