Carers Week 2021

In June it’s Carers Week, a national, annual campaign which raises awareness of caring and recognises the essential contribution carers make to our community.

It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Carers in our city have faced many new challenges this past year, and so the theme this year is making carers visible and valued.

We have lots of free events happening during Carers Week, offering a range of support, advice and wellbeing –see our calendar for what’s on.


Carers in York have been in the media this week, with Debbie Johnson on Greatest Hits York  and Katharine Macy on BBC Radio York, listen to Katharine’s interview in the attachments below.

Find out more about national Carers Week on


Katharine Macy on BBC Radio York for Carers Week 202109/06/202180.93 MB Download