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National Carers Week 2023


This year National Carers week is running from the 5th June through to the 11th of June. The week will be used to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the impact and contribution they make to families all across the UK. Carers need to be recognised for the difficulties they experience, respected for what they do and given the support they need to care safely.


Who is a Carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or a friend who has a disability, mental health condition, illness or needs extra help as they grow older. It isn't someone who has volunteered or is paid to provide support. This week should also be used to help those who don't see themselves as having care responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

 

The UK currently has 5.7 million carers nationwide

 


Carers Week 2023

The theme for this years Carers Week is 'recognising and supporting carers in the community'. This campaign is brought to life by thousands of different individuals and organisations, such as Age UK and Oxfam, who come together to provide support for carers. Politicians, employers, health and social services, businesses, education providers and the general public all have a part to play in raising awareness of caring and making sure carers have access to the information and have all the support they need.


How you can get involved

We all have a role to play in recognising and supporting carers in the community, whether it's by providing support to a member of your local community or connecting with a family member or friend who is caring for someone. Carers week have their own website where they document many great examples of carers and their stories. You can find out more information about carers week and how to get involved by visiting the Carers Week Website.


What Quest can Offer

Here at Quest we offer different types of care apprenticeships ranging from childcare apprenticeships all the way through to adult care apprenticeships. We offer the chance for learners to be placed in a setting in where they feel comfortable and where they feel they can achieve great things. Our programmes are designed for apprentices to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for the specific job role. Some of the Adult care and childcare apprenticeships that we offer include:

  • Early Years Practitioner

  • Early Years Educator

  • Adult Care Worker

  • Lead Adult Care Worker








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