Care for Carers

Rotary has entered into a new and exciting partnership with Carers UK. With our shared values of supporting others we are working together to reach out to unpaid carers. Our teams of Rotary Ambassadors are raising awareness right across the UK.

Are Rotary making a difference A measure of our success could be that in January, over 1,000 new carers joined Carers UK, the highest monthly increase ever recorded!

Carers UK is a national charity for unpaid carers.  They are there to listen and to give carers expert information and tailored advice. They champion their rights and help them find new ways to manage at home or at work. Together, we are here to make life better for carers.

Every day 6,000 people in the UK become carers. A carer is someone who supports a loved one, partner, parent or child who is older, disabled or seriously ill. They are often family members so do not classify themselves as carers, failing to get the advice and support they are entitled to. Caring for someone is rewarding but can also be a lonely and frustrating experience. Caring is hard work physically and emotionally. It is important to find outabout the different ways to get help and support. Carers are often at breaking point before they seek advice. Many do not get the financial help they are entitled to.

If you are an unpaid carer or know someone who is, why not take advantage of Carers UK's free membership. You will be sent their Looking After Someone guide, members' magazine and be given full access to their Forum where you can share your experiences with other unpaid carers.

For a wide range of information, guidance, advice, support and so much more visit the Carers UK website: or call their free Helpline on 0808 808 7777 Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.

The coronavirus outbreak has been difficult and worrying for unpaid carers. Carers UK offers a wide range of guidance, updated as the situation changes. Weekly online meetup sessions provide carers with an opportunity to speak to people that understand what they are going through. A few words from a fellow carer can be a lifeline, sharing experiences, asking questions or simply letting off some steam. All sessions are free for carers. Many carers are unaware of what practical and financial help is available, especially those who are new to caring. The handy Looking After Someone guide provides a wide range of information.

Even if you are not a carer please visit the Carers UK website and see how you could help. 

I would be happy to Zoom into one of your club meetings to tell you all about this exciting partnership.

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