Why is supporting Carers so important?
Carers make a major contribution to society. The value of unpaid care was estimated at £530 million per day and £193 billion per year during the pandemic (Carers UK, Unseen and Undervalued, 2020). To be frank, without Carers, society would collapse. Carers are often referred to as the ‘hidden army’ of society as the magnitude of the work that they do is unpaid and done at home behind closed doors. If Carers are not given support, they are likely to burn out. It is important to consider, that with people living longer, at some point in your life, you may find yourself in this position and become a Carer to someone that you love.Who is a Carer?