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
Carers week ran from 5-11 June. During this week, NSAB ran a free webinar which focused on identifying the challenges a carer can face, keeping safe as an unpaid carer, as well as top tips on what support is available for carers who are worried about their safety.
Slides from the webinar can be found here
We have also joined with Norfolk County Council's carer lead and Voluntary Norfolk to create a new leaflet for informal carers:
....and a new 7 minute briefing:
You can read more about the national Carers Week here