Carers Week takes place every year to recognise and celebrate the 6.5 million people throughout the UK caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail or has a disability.

Every day at least 6,000 people start caring. Becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life – it takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly.

Some 2,000 organisations will be involved in over 10,000 Carers Week Prepared to Care events.

Registration for groups keen to participate opened in late February.

For further details, visit the website atL:

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