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
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 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)
- Young Carers Alliance event (8th June online)
- Carers week virtual conference: Join us for a virtual Carers Week conference - Caring Together
- Carers Voice online events- email email@example.com to sign up
- Sharing ways of living well - Carers Information Day (13th June @ The Forum, Norwich)
- Carers Matter Norfolk and Carers Voice have activities too, look at for details on their website Carers Matter Norfolk
What you can do to ‘make caring visible, valued and supported’
Have a look at these links to get some ideas:
Get the Caring Together Care Friendly Tick: Carer Friendly Tick Award - Caring Together
Carers Charter: Norfolk Carers' Charter - Norfolk County Council
Caring Together: Carers Speak Out campaign
Caring Together: Campaign for Support plan for unpaid carers