Carers First Week


Carers Week

5 – 11 June 2023

Recognising and supporting carers in the community

Carers First is supporting #CarersWeek. From 5 – 11 June, carers will be recognised and celebrated as we mark the annual campaign, which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Carers Week 2023:

Join us for a Lunch and Learn Event 

You are warmly invited to join us for this online workshop on Wednesday 7 June, 12:15-1:15pm. We will cover:

  • How to identify a carer
  • What the impact of caring has on a person’s day to day life
  • How you can support a carer
  • What services Carers First provide and how to refer carers to our service.

There will be an opportunity at the end of the workshop to ask any questions.

Please register by clicking the button and you will be sent the Teams link. 

Carers Week 2023:

Free online events for carers

To celebrate Carers Week, Carers First is inviting all carers and their families to join us for our free online events to celebrate carers and the contribution they provide every day. Join our Online film screening and/or Live Concert. The live events will be live streamed through Zoom and be hosted by a member of the Carers First team.

Click below to book, or find out more about the online events we have on offer. 

Spread the word 

it’s Carers Week

This Carers Week, you can pledge to make a difference to the lives of unpaid carers across the UK, by visiting You can also share a post using our graphics to get the conversation on caring going on your social media platforms.

Click the pictures below to download our graphics for Facebook or Instagram with some suggestions for your posts. How will you pledge to help carers?


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Post Examples:

Together, we can make caring visible and valued, by recognising and supporting carers in our communities. Are you caring for someone or know who is? There is support available from organisations like #CarersFirst working to #recogniseandsupportcarers in #CarersWeek and every other week.

We are supporting Carers Week to help raise awareness of carers, caring and the huge contribution carers provide to society every day. Help us to put #CarersFirst this #CarersWeek and every other week.

This Carers Week, we pledge to make a difference to the lives of unpaid carers across the UK by [Enter your pledge] What’s your pledge to support carers this Carers Week? #supportforcarers #CarersWeekpledge

Carers Leave Bill

receives Royal Assent

The Carers Leave Bill which gives working carers the right to take unpaid leave from work to care for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends received Royal Assent on Wednesday 24 May.

The Bill, which will introduce the new Carer’s Leave Act 2023 will ensure that the estimated 3 million people combining caring for a friend or relative with paid work in the UK will be able to take up to five days of unpaid Carer’s Leave to support those they care for.

With 90% of working carers being aged 30+ and in their prime employment years, this is a welcome recognition for carers and the challenges they can face when balancing work with caring for a relative or friend, often also juggling their own young families too.

Carers First has been supporting carers since 1991 and has supported Carers UK’s campaign for the introduction of Carer’s Leave.

Are you

or do you work for a carer friendly employer?

Our Carer Friendly Employers booklet has been created to help employers understand how many employees may be caring, and the legal responsibilities to them as an employer.

It can also help employees to understand legal rights at work and the support you can ask for. Download your copy today