Carers Week is an opportunity to identify hidden carers who do not think of themselves as a carer and help them to access much-needed support. This week we also celebrated all unpaid carers and came together to help make our carers feel visible and valued.

Our Carers' Hub Rochdale team and service users made the most of the sunshine and had an exercise session followed by a picnic in the park with our Volunteer amazing volunteer, Frank.

On Wednesday, our Bury Carers’ Hub team also had an outing in the sun with Salford Ramblers at Heaton Park for a lovely ‘Walk in the Park’ with Carers Stepping Out. 

We also hosted our  first indoor meet up on Monday  and enjoyed a great catch up over numerous cups of tea and coffee!

It has been great being able to see our Carers face to face and spend some quality time in the sun this Carers Week.

The theme for Carers Week this year was Hidden Carers, and research has shown that there are around 6 million unpaid carers in the UK, and not all are receiving the support that they deserve and need, with more than a third of people feeling unable to manage their caring role.

We want to provide as much support and advice as possible to unpaid carers – if you know anyone who could benefit from our support, please visit the Carers’ section of the website for more information.

We look forward to celebrating another successful Carers Week next year!