Carers UK estimate that since the start of the pandemic, staggeringly, an additional 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers. In total, that’s 26% of the population. So while carers’ groups, respite and day centres are suspended, Carers Week 2020 offers extra help for carers. There are also new ways to campaign for the unpaid, family carers that support the formal care and healthcare services. Read on for a summary of what’s on this week.Continue reading
What happens when caring responsibilities stop? There will certainly be grief from the loss of a loved one. Ex carers can also feel completely out of the loop, unsure where or even whether returning to work is an option, low in confidence. Carers UK asked fellow carers and I to test a new e-learning platform designed to support current and ex carers who want to return to work. It went live on Thursday, could it help you?