Ahead of the start of Carers Week 2023, Martin Whitfield MSP is backing the campaign’s call for carers across the UK to say I CARE on its website to help others to recognise their caring role and raise awareness of the realities of caring and the challenges faced by carers.

Carers organisations and any other groups organising events and activities for Carers Week can also details of these ahead of the week on the Carers Week website.

The Carers Week website also has a helpful two-page activity guide for anyone looking to organise events or activities for the week.

Speaking about his support for the week, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“I’m proud to support and help promote Carers Week again this year. Its theme of ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’ is particularly important to help raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. 

“This year the campaign is urging carers to say I CARE on its website to help raise awareness and understanding of their role. Even if you’re not currently caring, you can still get involved and post your I CARE message. After all, it’s almost certain you’ll know a carer. It could be a friend, a family member, a colleague or a neighbour.”

Find out more about the week and say I CARE on the Carers Week website now at www.carersweek.org.