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Carers UK hits the big 50!

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Carers UK is celebrating 50 years of supporting and offering information to carers across the UK. Carers UK have 50 things to do for the big 50! They are asking you to get involved and help raise awareness and with this week being carers week it is a great time to be involved! 

Visit www.carersuk50.org/50things to download your free pack. Ideas such as a charity BBQ, sponsored swimathon, quiz nights or a fun run are just a few ideas amongst the pack.

The carers’ movement started when Mary Webster, founder, contacted newspapers highlighting the difficulties faced when working and caring for ageing parents back in 1963 this then led to the formation of National Council for the Single Women and her Dependents in 1965. Since then there has been various policy changes in benefits, as well as the term ‘Carer’ being formally recognised and historical moments within the caring community the most recent being in 2014 when carers were given equal rights as the people they care for under the care act.

To see the full history click here http://www.carersuk50.org/history-2/

Carers UK appeal is to raise one million pounds – the reason? No one should have to care alone.

Visit http://www.carersuk50.org/ to see how you can support carers

 

 

 

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