Caring Together launches “Carers Speak Out” Page
Every day people looking after a family member or friend tell us how difficult life can be for carers. And many carers feel they are invisible and not heard – at Caring Together we are committed to changing that. Last week for Carers Week, we launched a brand new platform for carers to share their experience of caring and their messages for decision-makers through a new Carers Speak Out webpage – https://caringtogether.dedicationpage.org/carersspeakout.
We are asking carers to share insights into:
- What has been difficult or could have been better?
- What support do they need?
- What does the Government or local health and social care decision-makers need to change?
It is quick and easy to do, and carers can add their message anonymously if they wish to. It is open to any carer who wants to share their experiences.
Ahead of Carers Rights Day in November, we will share the messages from carers with local and national decision-makers and ask for their responses/pledges to help bring about the change that carers need. We will also use the messages to help raise awareness of the needs of carers of all ages amongst the public and media.