Visible, valued and supported
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.
Norfolk DHR Daisy shows us the tragic outcomes of carers and their own needs not always being visible.
Safeguarding works to prevent harm or abuse from happening in the first place.
This starts by all of us being aware of where and how things can go wrong, as well as knowing what to do. Remember, when we see, or hear something that isn't quite right, we need to say something.
Unpaid carers and the challenges of caring should be recognised in all areas of life; caring should be valued and respected by everyone in our society, and carers should have access to the information and support they need, where and when they need it.
Carers Week 2023
This runs from 5 - 11 June and you can join a FREE webinar on Monday 5th 2-4pm, which will focus on identifying the challenges a carer can face, keeping safe as an unpaid carer, and top tips on what support is available for carers who are worried about their safety.
More information and sign up here:
Unpaid Carers and safety webinar 5 June 2023
We have also joined with Norfolk County Council's Carer Lead and Voluntary Norfolk to create a new leaflet for informal carers:
Carers and safeguarding leaflet
....and a new 7 minute briefing:
7 minute briefing informal carers
You can read more about the national Carers Week here
What you can do to ‘make caring visible, valued and supported’
Have a look at these links to get some ideas:
Carer Friendly Tick Award - Caring Together
Norfolk Carers' Charter - Norfolk County Council