A life of my own

Carers Week 2010 – supporting the UK’s six million carers

Carers Week 2010 will

– why supporting carers
is crucial

– how carers miss out on
things we all take for granted

– what needs to be


The theme A life of my
will enable carers to talk about many parts of life that most of us take for
granted e.g. family occasions, going on holiday, a meal out, even just chilling
out for an evening with no worries or responsibilities


Carers will speak about
what they need to have a life of their own, including:


– Access to relevant and
practical information, to help them with their caring role

– The opportunity to take
a break when they need it

– Support at times of

– Financial support