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Carers Week

Visible, valued and supported

6th - 12th June 2022

The theme for Carers Week 2022 is 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'.

This theme links strongly with Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board focus on carers and safeguarding - and with themes identified in Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs).

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, 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.

  • Monday: launch of Carers Week - and health and social care issues affecting carers
  • Tuesday: work and employment
  • Wednesday: visible, valued and supported
  • Thursday: younger carers
  • Friday: older carers
  • Saturday: mental health and wellbeing
  • Sunday: reflections on Carers Week 2022

 Carers Week website

 

What is YOUR organisation doing this week to raise awareness of carers?

It's not just about the people with support needs we work with, it's you and your colleagues too - how does your organisation recognise the needs of workers who are carers too?

Our Board Manager's Blog this month will also reflect on some of these themes.

What's on..

What's on this week

There are lots of things being organised by the Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust - have a look here: Carers Week | Norfolk and Suffolk NHS (nsft.nhs.uk)

 

What you can do to ‘make caring visible, valued and supported’

Have a look at these links to get some ideas: