Unpaid carers make huge sacrifices, often putting their own life and wellbeing on hold to focus on the person they care for. Your gift could treat an unpaid carer to a well-deserved celebration evening - with a delicious meal, live entertainment and fun with fellow carers. The Celebration Party will take place in late January 2020. Your donation would help host the evening which as many as 150 carers may attend. Show an unpaid carer you care and treat them to a rightly earned party!
An unpaid carer is someone who looks after a family member, friend or neighbour who is unable to look after themselves. Carers can experience many challenges as a result of their caring role, e.g. Long hours: most new carers who approach Carers Network provide 50+ hours of care per week. Loneliness: 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely or isolated (Carers UK). Financial strain: 2 in 5 carers who have been caring 15 years or more may struggle to pay their bills.
With your gift today, you could treat an unpaid carer to a well-deserved celebration evening - with a delicious meal, live entertainment and fun shared with other carers who understand exactly what they're going through.
A night out can give an unpaid carer a well-earned break from their caring role. It can also help to break potential cycles of social isolation, helping carers connect with fellow carers so they can bond as a community. Bringing carers together in such social occasions builds rapport with Carers Network, so carers feel more comfortable approaching us for support in their times of real need.