Get pledging for the Carers Week quest

by Antonia

CarersBlog

This week, all of the organisations involved in Carers Week – including Carers Trust, Carers UK, the MS Society, Age UK and others – went to MP Norman Lamb with Carers Week membersWhitehall to launch the Carers Week quest.  The aim this year is to really focus our minds – not just amongst carers charities, but across the NHS, local authorities and other charities. We need to work together locally as well as nationally because although we know there are around 7 million carers in the UK, the vast majority do not get anything like enough support.

Carers Trust, through our fantastic network of local organisations, reaches around 460000 carers, and that’s a great achievement, but we need to do more. Our goal over the next few years is to reach further, using all the means available to us. Some carers will be able to get direct support locally, whilst some will be ablel to…

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