A photo of Lisa, our Giving Carers a Voice Manager, standing next to the Giving Carers a Voice banner. On the other side of the banner are 2 community police officers. Below the photo on a pale blue background are the following: The Carers Week logo with the words ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’. Beneath this are the words ‘Giving Carers a Voice’ followed by the Healthwatch Surrey CIC logo.

Carers Week 5th – 11th June

5th June 2023

Today is the start of #CarersWeek – the theme this year is Recognising and supporting carers in the community.

A carer is anyone, of any age, who looks after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older. If you provide unpaid help or support to anyone who couldn’t manage without that help, then you are a carer.


We will be taking this week to talk about our new independent Giving Young Carers a Voice pilot, running alongside our ongoing Giving carers a voice service; providing some experiences of caring and letting you know how to share your experiences with us.


We have added our voice to Carers Week – you can do this too at https://www.carersweek.org/?cmp=voices.


Today we are at East Surrey Hospital with @Action for carers. We are by the ticket machines at the main entrance – come and say hi and share your experiences about local services.


The rest of the week we are at:

Tuesday – Wellbeing hub, Milford Hospital’s Dementia Carers Café

Tuesday eve – our Young Adult Carers pizza evening

Thursday – St Peters hospital with Action for Carers

Thursday pm – online zoom with National Autistic Society

Friday – Leatherhead Action for Carer hub (tbc)