Carers Week 2013 was the biggest yet with over 2,600 organisations taking part and around 10,000 events and activities happening throughout the week and Home Care Direct were proud to be a part of it.

What Carers Week achieved

We wanted to share with you some of the key things that were achieved together this Carers Week, we all:

  • Spread the Prepared to Care? message far and wide
  • Reached out to and identified carers
  • Secured great coverage in both national and regional media. Your event and      activities generated over 1,300 pieces in over 600 outlets
  • Delivered over 10,000 events and activities taking place UK-wide
  • Made #carersweek trend on Twitter three times during the week
  • Took 100’s of pictures for our Prepared to Care? gallery
  • Encouraged nearly 180 politicians to support the campaign by attending events in their constituency, activities in the Parliaments and Assemblies of the UK or raising the awareness of carers in local and social media

Check out the Carers Week website for more details here and see our blogs about the Home Care Direct Carers Week events and we’ll have more news on our design a T-Shirt competition over the next week or so.