Better Care

Supporting Carers Week 

COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of carers looking after people in our communities as they recover at home following discharge or as they become unwell and need support. Thousands of people who are shielding and vulnerable may also need additional support with day-to-day activities such as shopping.

Now more than ever, we want to highlight the crucial role carers play in the lives of thousands of people across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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Carers Week (8-14 June) , 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. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

During Carers Week, BCHC is supporting our communities to help make caring visible

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring's impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough. 

BCHC recognises the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society and want to ensure they receive the support they need.

If you are a carer living in Birmingham and looking for advice or support, our Advice and Infomation Service is here to help. 
Download the advice and information service flyer for more information.
More information for Carers:
  • Get involved - Forward Carers have teamed up with other charities and organisation to offer a whole host of activities and support for carers in Birmingham. 
  • About caring - what a carer is and how caring might affect your life
  • Information for carers - get in touch with Carers Week supporter charities for information and advice if you are caring, or pass this information on to others.
  •  Making Caring Visible - more about what happening and how you can get involved