Carers week is an annual campaign designed to recognise and support the work of unpaid carers, as well as helping those who are unsure of their caring position to identify as carers and receive necessary support.
The struggles carers are made to face has become ever greater in recent times because of the cost- of-living crisis, and the stress and hardship of caring through the 3-year pandemic. It is the aim of carers week to provide these carers with the necessary support and aid needed for them to safely continue their work. The yearly campaign ran from the 5 th of June until the 11th of June.
The motion which Dr Cameron supported read as follows:
“That this House supports Carers Week 2023, taking place from 5 to 11 June; notes this year’s theme of recognising and supporting carers in the community; emphasises that millions of unpaid carers provide care worth £445 million each day to their family, friends and neighbours who are disabled, ill or older and need support; highlights that unpaid carers have been under immense pressure over the past few years with the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis; and calls on the Government to ensure that carers get the practical and financial support they need to live a life beyond their caring responsibilities.”