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Carers Week 2017

12-18 June

6.5 million
people across the UK provide unpaid care for friends and relatives
(Carers Week, 2016)

3 out of 5
of us will be unpaid
carers in our lifetime

(Carers Week, 2016)


The theme of Carers Week is 'building carer friendly communities' to encourage everyone to do what they can to support family carers.

There are many events taking place during the week. Find an event near you!

Carers Week is about supporting unpaid carers, but there are many paid jobs in care which could give you the opportunity to support others.

 

Could you work in Care?

In the last 12 months there were nearly 3,400 jobs advertised online for Care workers and home carers
(Labour Insights, 2017)

Nearly 1 in 12of the total workforce in Wales work in Care related careers
(NOMIS BRES, 2015)

By 2024 Wales will need over 22,000 more Care workers and home carers
(Working Futures 2014-2024)


Working in care could give you the opportunity to support people in your community.

Find out more about caring work.

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