St John supports Carers' Week
St John Ambulance is supporting Carers’
Week, 8-14 June, to champion the nation’s growing number of six
Carers’ Week highlights the vital work done by those who
provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or
disabled. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Carers…
The UK’s secret service’ and calls for carers to receive
greater recognition for the incredible
contribution they make to their families and their
‘As the nation’s leading first aid charity, care is at the very
heart of what St John Ambulance does and is embodied in all of our
community projects,’ said Sue Killen CEO for St John Ambulance.
Many carers suffer due to a lack of understanding about what they do – some don’t even recognise themselves as carers.
St John Ambulance CEO
‘Many carers suffer due to a lack of understanding about what
they do – some don’t even recognise themselves as carers. This has
a real and negative impact on their health, finances, working and
social life, and general wellbeing.’
St John Ambulance runs a range of schemes, projects and
initiatives that deliver a different type of aid to the people in
society who need it the most.
The Carers Support Programme provides
advice and first aid training to the nation’s growing number of
informal carers. Day care centres offer a fun and social atmosphere
for the elderly who may otherwise be isolated, and the Young Carers
project supports and develops young people that care for others on
a regular basis.