After months of planning, Carers Week 2013 is here. It starts today (Monday 10 June) and takes place until Sunday 16 June.
Every day at least 6,000 people start caring. Becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life – it takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly. Leslie is 84 and looks after his wife Frances, he spoke to us about the impact being a carer has had on his life and his advice for others.
Listen to his story.
Carers Week is run by a coalition of charities, including Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society and Parkinson’s UK, who all believe that informal carers should get more support and recognition for the incredibly difficult job that they do day in and day out. Continue reading