This week is Carer’s Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Carers are people who care for a family member, a friend or another person in need of assistance or support with daily living. They include those caring for the frail aged, people living with long-term medical conditions, people with a mental illness, people with a disability and those receiving palliative care.
Some carers do not call themselves carers but see themselves as wife or husband, mother or father, partner, grandparent, child, friend or neighbour.
There are around 6,500 known carers in Salford, but that number is believed to actually be more like 23,000, including 6,000 under 18s.
For more information on National Carer’s Week go to: https://www.carersweek.org/