Carers Week 2022 – Mon 6th – Fri 10th June

Write to your MP today calling for a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers!


This Carers Week, Carers UK and the six other charities involved this year are calling for the UK Government to publish a Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers. Please write to your MP today and ask that they support their campaign.

Millions of people have provided unpaid care to family and friends over the past two and a half years to ensure they were looked after and kept safe. The level of support that carers have provided to family and friends has been staggering, but has often come at great cost to their own health and wellbeing. And the legacy of the pandemic, as well as worries about infection, are still present in carers’ lives.

Ahead of this winter, and to ensure carers get the support they need as soon as possible, Government needs to provide more support to unpaid carers to enable them to care safely and well, and to live a life beyond their caring responsibilities. That’s why this Carers Week we are collectively calling for Government to develop a Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers, outlining additional support for carers across a range of areas – including breaks, respite and care services, , financial help, and support to juggle work and care.

Click here to write to your MP