Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
Carers Hub Lambeth have been doing their bit to Make Caring Visible.
In the run up to Carers Week, carers, staff and trustees shares quotes and photos about what caring means to them.
Today, they have also launched the Carers Week 2020 video showcasing young carers and adult carers' thoughts about What Caring Means to Me.