Local homecare provider supports National Carers’ Week!

Published: 29/05/2021

Bluebird Care Merton is supporting Carers Week 2021, an annual campaign raising awareness of caring from 7th - 13th June here in the UK.

Bluebird Care Merton is supporting Carers Week 2021, an annual campaign raising awareness of caring from 7th - 13th June here in the UK.

Carers Week highlights the challenges carers may face as well as the contributions they make to their community. The campaign is supported by individuals and organisations across the UK by promoting the importance of caring.

In the UK, there are 6.5 million people who are carers and are looking after family members or friends who have a mental or physical illness, a disability or need extra help.  

3 in 4 carers feel their caring role is not understood or even valued by their community, at Bluebird Care Merton we hope to raise awareness of the support available to unpaid carers across the local community.

Research conducted by Carers UK has found that during the coronavirus lockdown, 70% of unpaid carers have been providing extra care to loved ones and 55% of carers felt burnt-out and overwhelmed by the additional pressure. 

This Carers Week is about coming together to focus on “Making Caring Visible and Valued”. The aim is to ensure that carers are recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing and are provided with the right information, advice and support they need from services and the public.

Jay Patel, Director of Bluebird Care Merton, said:

“Unpaid carers are playing a vital role in the coronavirus pandemic. Support, recognition and appreciation needs to be given.

Carers Week highlights the challenges carers can face and the support they might need. We hope that by supporting this campaign it will provide help to those caring in our local area and make them aware of the support that is available to them.

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring.”

The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated. This Carers Week events across the country will be sharing examples of good practice when it comes to carers staying healthy.

Visit the Carers Week website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved – www.carersweek.org.

Bluebird Care is a leading, award-winning provider of home and live-in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care works alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 45 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care Merton by calling 020 8687 5745, emailing merton@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website at www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/merton