Carers Week 2022

6-12 June 2022

Make caring visible, valued & supported

What is Carers Week?

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 throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, and draw attention to just how important caring is.

For more information click here

What we are doing this year

We have launched an awareness campaign that will be broadcasting across STV.

The campaign aims to highlight the many different people and their circumstances that class them as an unpaid carer.  It is hoped this will allow more people to identify themselves as unpaid carers and seek support they are entitled to.

Watch our new awareness campaign as part of Carers Week 2022!

Carers of Dundee Virtual Hub - Carers Week

To launch Carers Week 2022, we spoke to Kirsty from Kingsway Care Centre who tells us what the centre is doing to make caring visible, valued, and supported while working with other organisations who can help support unpaid carers and their families.

Also find out more about our awareness campaign launched at the start of June, plus information about an additional hub we will be showing towards the end of carers week.

Watch the episode now!

Carers of Dundee e-newsletter

If you have subscribed, look out for the Carers of Dundee newsletter landing on your doorstep this week!

We have also emailed an e-copy of the newsletters to other subscribers.

In this week’s edition:

  • News & updates including Carers Week 2022!
  • Groups & Support
  • Training & Learning
  • Volunteers Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events

To read the latest edition today click here

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Carers Week Daily Themes

Everyday throughout Carers Week there are planned themes for each day.  For each themed day we will be posting information on what we have available to carers.

List of themes:

  • Monday – Carers Week Launch – and health and social carer issues affecting carers
  • Tuesday – work and employment
  • Wednesday – visible, valued & supported
  • Thursday – younger carers 
  • Friday – older carers
  • Saturday – mental health and wellbeing
  • Sunday – reflections on carers week 2022