Last week was the annual Carers Week campaign - raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
We were honoured to be approached for a radio interview with United Christian Broadcasters about the challenges carers face, especially as a result of the pandemic with much of their usual respite or support unavailable, and concerns that these services might not resume when restrictions are eased. Tina spoke about the enormous, relentless pressure of being an informal carer and how churches can support carers within their congregations, whether through prayer or asking (and listening) to what support that individual would appreciate, and making sure they feel seen and included in your community. You can catch up on Tina's interview here.
We were also thrilled to be featured in the Baptist Times with an article about our Carers Connected project and the resources we have collated to help carers as well as churches seeking to support carers in their communities. You can read the Baptist Times article here.
To discover more about Carers Connected, access resources for carers and churches, and read insightful reflections of carers' individual experiences, please visit this section of our website.
Together let's make informal carers, and the work they do, visible and valued.