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Carers Week (10th-16th June)

Carers Week is a National annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life on the 10th to 16th June this year to draw attention to just how important caring is. This year the theme is 'Putting Carers on the Map'.

A carer is anyone who looks after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older.

We know that many of you do such an important role.

Are you caring for someone but unsure of your rights and what support you’re entitled to?  

Carers UK have provided a guide which  explains the different benefits and support available to carers step by step.

Looking after someone also offers many practical ideas to help make life easier for you when taking on your caring responsibilities.  

There is also a Welsh version on the website.


The Glen Policy on Carers has been updated to reflect the Carer's Leave Act 2023 which came into force on 6 April 2024, providing all carers in employment with a new statutory right to take five days of unpaid leave from work each year to fulfil their caring responsibilities.

If you would like more information or support please talk to your Manager or contact us on


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