6000 people become informal Carers every day in the UK.
Caring responsibilities, whilst often rewarding, can have a huge impact on health and wellbeing, mental health, social life, education, work and self-confidence. Every day, 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few plan or prepare for. Carers Rights Day is designed to raise the awareness of Informal Carers and help them to navigate the services, information and support available.
In Lincolnshire, there are currently around 85,000 Carers who range from 3 to 103 years old. Every Carer’s role is very different but can include helping a family member or friend with cooking or housework, administering medication or attending appointments, looking after siblings or providing physical or emotional support.
On Thursday 21 November 2019, Grantham College invited Carers FIRST in to celebrate Carers Rights Day. There was a Carer Workshop, Carers FIRST stand with information and an engagement survey of which over 50 students are now in with a chance to win a £50 voucher!
We are also asking Students and Staff for feedback on what can be done to help support Unpaid Family Carers more.
If you have any ideas or you would like to more information on Caring and the support available, please contact Chloe on firstname.lastname@example.org