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National Carers Week June – 6-12th 2022

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Our CarerLinks team are running a number of events taking place during carers week to help carers connect and for us to provide useful information and advice to support your role.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who, due to illness, a disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without support.

Why we need to identify carers

Caring can be very rewarding, but also very demanding and can affect physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing. Many carers are trying to work, study and look after other family members in addition to their caring responsibilities. It is important to ensure carers are aware of support available as early as possible.

How we can help

  • By supporting carers to think about their own needs and plan actions for change
  • By listening and offering a range of services and support to help carers improve their health and wellbeing, including; 1:1 support, information, advice, advocacy and signposting
  • By providing carer breaks, delivered by experienced Carer Support Workers, allowing carers to have some time to themselves
  • By working in partnership to link carers with all other sources of help and support

Please check back nearer to Carers Week as more events are being added each week.

To find out more about upcoming workshops In Herefordshire please email or follow CarerLinks on Facebook at

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Talk to us in person

CURRENTLY ON HOLD Come along to one of our drop in sessions and speak to our Carer Advisors to find out more – click for details of our Hereford sessions or here for Ross-On-Wye sessions

Emergency and Future Planning

There are many things to consider when caring for someone, however, what would you do in the event of an unforeseen emergency?

Our Emergency and Future Planning pack gives lots of information and tips to help you prepare for the unexpected.

Download emergency and future planning pack here PDF

Send a referral form to our CarerLinks team:

Contact Herefordshire CarerLinks

Call: 01432 663057 or email:

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