Today marks the start of National Carers Week, which is supposed to be seven days of activities and events according to the Carers Week website, “to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK”.
It is an annual campaign which is “brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is”.
In the spirit of investigative journalism, Pilger-like, Inside Croydon dived in to Croydon Council’s website to see what our local authority has planned “to raise awareness of caring”, or “to highlight the challenges unpaid carers face”.
Here, in full, is what we uncovered…
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Errr. That’s it.
The council website is completely blank when it comes to Carers Week.
There are activities this week (unpublicised by the council) organised by the Carers Support Centre on George Street (click here for details), or you can visit the Carers Week website by clicking here to find out more.
But unable to find any information on the council’s website about Carers Week, we thought you’d like to see one of their publicity photographs of the council chief executive.
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