Carers Week 2018

Kent Carers Matter is supporting Carers Week 2018 (11-17 June).

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges Carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations coming together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Get involved in Carers Week 2018



Attend a Carers Week event

The five Carer organisations that developed the Kent Carers Matter campaign are running a variety events  during Carers Week. Most are drop-in events, so you won’t need to book. All Carers are welcome  – whether you’ve already used their services or would like to find out more about what’s available. Click the link below and filter your county search to Kent.

Find Carers Week events in Kent – new events being added all the time


Run a Carers Week event

Whether you are an individual, a group, an NHS organisation, charity, company or local authority you could run a Carers Week event to raise awareness of Carers and to provide information about support available for Carers in Kent.

If you are an employee, you might be able to encourage your employer to run a Carers Week event for staff.

Check out the Carers Week resources and events guide for ideas

Add your event to the Carers Week website


Use Carers Week to launch a Carer-friendly service or policy

Carers Week could provide a great opportunity to launch a new service or policy either for Carers that use your services or for Carers within your workforce.

Information for employers

Information for health and social care professionals


Pledge to support Carers Week

Pledge to support Carers Week 2018 as an individual, organisation or company and encourage others in your networks to do so too.

Add your Carers Week pledge