It’s time to care for carers

Are you a Carer?



Are you a carer? There are now seven million unpaid carers in the UK alone who look after family, a friend or a neighbour who couldn’t cope without them. One in eight of us will be a carer at some point in our lives.

This Carers Week, Virgin Care has launched a new Carers Club to give simple, straightforward advice to carers. Carers UK defines a carer as “someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental ill health or a substance misuse problem”. Not everyone who is an unpaid carer would define themselves in that way, which is part of the reason why carers are not getting the support they need.

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