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Join The Carers Talent Show to celebrate Carers Week

ASNA supports carers. We recognise the loneliness and social isolation experienced by carers.

To address this, we have developed the Connecting Carers Network where carers meet on a regular basis to share, receive peer support and professional advice.

We also meet to share joy and have fun!

This week we want to celebrate you as a carer. We want to amplify your many talents!

We are inviting you to take part in our first online Carers talent show on Thursday 10.6.21 at 7-8pm.

Come and meet other carers and ASNA supporters as we celebrate YOU - Carers! Showcase your talent, register today and receive a gift for sharing your talent.


Did you know?

1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers

  • Every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people each year.

  • 58% of carers are women and 42% are men.

  • 1.3 million people provide over 50 hours of care per week.

  • Over 1 million people care for more than one person

  • As of 2020, Carers UK estimates there are around 13.6 million people caring through the pandemic.

Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer

  • 5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work - that's 1 in 7 of the workforce.

  • However, the significant demands of caring mean that 600 people give up work every day to care for an older or disabled relative.

  • Carer's Allowance is the main carer's benefit and is £67.25 for a minimum of 35 hours, the lowest benefit of its kind.

People providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled

  • 72% of carers responding to Carers UK's State of Caring 2018 Survey said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring.

  • 61% said they had suffered physical ill health as a result of caring.

  • 8 in 10 people caring for loved ones say they have felt lonely or socially isolated.

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