Carers Week - 10 to 16 June

Carers hands stocks

Directors of Adult Social Services across the North East have pledged support to the annual Carers Week campaign which is taking place 10 to 16 June. Carers Week is a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of caring, highlight the challenges faced by carers as well as to recognise the contribution they make to communities and families.

Fiona Brown, Chair of the North East Branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Director in Sunderland said, "Carers play a key role in supporting loved ones, friends, and neighbours, and without their tireless efforts the Health and Care system across the region would struggle to cope and we want to pay tribute to the fantastic work they do".

Approximately 300,000 people in the North East are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring and the impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated. This year we are highlighting the opportunities that technology can offer to support carers, particularly easily accessible mainstream things such as Skype, Alexa, and the various apps which are readily available. 

There will be a number of events and activities taking place across the region in support of this important week; please get involved where you can and if you are a carer and are looking for information, advice or support please get in touch with your local social services department.


A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. For more information visit www.carersweek.org.

Carers hands stocks
10 June 2019

Directors of Adult Social Services across the North East have pledged support to the annual Carers Week campaign which is taking place 10 to 16 June. Carers Week is a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of caring, highlight the challenges faced by carers as well as to recognise the contribution they make to communities and families.

Fiona Brown, Chair of the North East Branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Director in Sunderland said, "Carers play a key role in supporting loved ones, friends, and neighbours, and without their tireless efforts the Health and Care system across the region would struggle to cope and we want to pay tribute to the fantastic work they do".

Approximately 300,000 people in the North East are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring and the impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated. This year we are highlighting the opportunities that technology can offer to support carers, particularly easily accessible mainstream things such as Skype, Alexa, and the various apps which are readily available. 

There will be a number of events and activities taking place across the region in support of this important week; please get involved where you can and if you are a carer and are looking for information, advice or support please get in touch with your local social services department.


A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. For more information visit www.carersweek.org.

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