This year, Carers Week (8-12 June) is highlighting the role of the UK’s unpaid carers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health & Care Partnership has published a range of information designed to provide additional support to unpaid carers who may be experiencing additional pressures at this difficult time. It covers topics including money worries, employee rights, looking after your own physical and mental health, and healthy eating.
Research by Carers UK showed that 70% of unpaid carers were providing more care for loved ones during the lockdown period, and that 55% felt overwhelmed and worried about burning out. Many have also experienced changes to their caring role during this challenging period.
Information for carers can be found on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health & Care Partnership website.
Carers Count Kirklees is running a series of virtual events to mark Carers Week. Find out more here.
Further information about Carers Week can be found here.