10. Caring for our carers
It's Carers Week this week and there's never been a more important time to recognise the work that they do.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic 4.5 million additional people are caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends. Many are unpaid and some suffer from the stress and worry of shielding those they look after and provide care for day to day.
Some are carrying out this care while still working full-time and others are schoolchildren caring for a relative. They need our help and support. Find out how the organisations marking this important week are helping our carers.