Carers UK
Our mission is to make life better for carers. We provide information and advice on caring, help carers connect with each other, campaign with carers for lasting change, and use innovation to improve services.
ABOUT US: 

 

We’re here to make life better for the 6.5 million carers across the UK. 

 

Who is a carer? 

A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid care and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who is disabled, has an illness or long-term condition, or who needs extra help as they grow older. 

 

Why caring matters 

Carers are holding families together, enabling those they care for to get the most out of life, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds. 

Yet many are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, struggling to make ends meet and often battling with poor health themselves.  

 

You don’t have to care alone 

Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience. It can also be tough, lonely and bewildering. But you’re not on your own. Carers UK is here to listen, to give you expert information and guidance, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are. 

 

WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

At some point in our lives most of us will face the challenge of caring for family and friends who are older, disabled or seriously ill. But taking this on is rarely in our plans. Carers UK makes life better for carers.

 

Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change.

 

Carers UK wants a society that recognises, values and supports carers.

OUR VALUES: 
Attentive we welcome everyone and are always supportive and ready to help we listen carefully and respond with expertise and understanding Ambitious we’re courageous and innovative, aiming high and seeking out new ideas and opportunities that take us forward we are always learning and improving, pushing boundaries to increase our impact Achievers we are passionate about what we do and tenacious in our pursuit of change we adapt to new challenges and are always striving for excellence we love to collaborate and enjoy working with others to reach our goals.
THINGS WE ARE PROUD OF: 
Carers UK provides support to carers across all four UK nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Our nation teams in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales work with partners to develop services which meet national challenges, lead campaigns to tackle national issues and make sure our advice and support services work for carers throughout the UK.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 

 

Carers are at the heart of everything we do. We are:

 

Attentive

  • we welcome everyone and are always supportive and ready to help
  • we listen carefully and respond with expertise and understanding

Ambitious

  • we’re courageous and innovative, aiming high and seeking out new ideas and opportunities that take us forward
  • we are always learning and improving, pushing boundaries to increase our impact

Achievers

  • we are passionate about what we do and tenacious in our pursuit of change
  • we adapt to new challenges and are always striving for excellence
  • we love to collaborate and enjoy working with others to reach our goals.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: 

We’re here to make life better for carers: 

 

  • We give expert advice, information and support. 
  • We connect carers so no one has to care alone. 
  • We campaign together for lasting change. 
  • We innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers. 
Summary
Charity
Crisis Support
Disability
Older People
Social Care
London
United Kingdom
Charity / Nonprofit

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Community Connector
Carers UK
Min. 0 Weeks Minimum weeks
, United Kingdom
Community Connector
Volunteering
Volunteer
Disability, Older People, Social Care

What is a Community Connector? A Community Connector helps Carers UK connect with carers and promote awareness of caring by distributing publicity material – such as leaflets and posters – within local communities.