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13th June 2011

Deputy Minister shows support for Carers' Week

The theme of Carers’ Week 2011 is ‘The True Face of Carers’.  The campaign aims to find out more about the reality of caring in the UK in 2011: how hard a carer’s life is; the biggest surprises encountered by those taking on a caring role; to what extent caring is a perpetual struggle or a richly rewarding experience; and how much support carers receive.

At least 70% of the care provided to vulnerable people in communities across Wales is given freely by unpaid carers, often family and friends.  

Carers’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate their contribution and to raise awareness of some of the issues those carers face and to look at ways to give them the support they need.

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