Carers Week 2022
The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board is supporting Carers Week 2022. The week aims to 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.
What is a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older. It isn’t someone who volunteers or is employed to provide support.
Young carers are children and young people who take on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue
Support services for carers and young carers
Visit the Information for carers page to find different services available to carers and young carers within Kent and Medway.
You can help people to understand their role as a carer and how to access support by following these four steps:
- Visit the Carers Week website for information on how you can take part
- Promote the 'Information for carers' page within meetings/forums
- Share messages via Social Media (email KMSAB@kent.gov.uk for access to a the content plan)
- Host or attend events, big or small!
- Let us know of your valued contribution by emailing KMSAB@kent.gov.uk