Carers Week 2018 in pictures!

Carers’ Week 2018 in pictures!

Here are some more pictures from Carers Week, demonstrating the importance of holding and participating in events like this.

Events took place throughout Coventry and Warwickshire bringing together a community experience with the many organisations within health and social care and the voluntary sector working together to show the valuable support available to family carers.

It was a good platform for Carers Trust to engage with the public and professionals to encourage more family carers to come forward and for more carers to be identified. Coventry is a City with 34,000 family Carers which increases by the day. The Value of care provided if we were to convert it into a monetary value would equate to 6.5 million in Coventry alone with high numbers of carers providing care above 50 hours + per week.

Equally, Warwickshire has 62,000 carers with a value of care equivalent to 1.1 billion. Carers Week Highlights the need to make sure Carers receive the best advice and support available and have a voice that is heard. Therefore, it is important for our staff to attend as many events like this as possible to continue to support family carers and continue to raise the profile of Carers Trust.