We’re here to support unpaid carers

Date published: 30 November 2018


We’re supporting Carers Rights Day today (Friday). 

It is estimated that there are 6.8 million unpaid carers in the UK.

Experience has taught us that many of these unpaid carers are incredibly devoted to their loved ones and with an estimated 6,000 people taking on a caring responsibility everyday, it is understandable that many may not feel prepared to take on the role, or for the future.

That’s why I’d like to take a moment to reassure your readers that we are here to help.

It is also estimated that unpaid carers save the economy £132bn per year.

That’s why, as a charity we are passionate to do all we can to support unpaid carers, working hard to provide a place where relationships can flourish and people can connect.

A place where carers and their loved ones can come at the times when they need us the most and simply spend time together, in the company of our staff, volunteers and other carers and their loved ones.

For so many of the people that we support, our breaks are so much more than just the opportunity to take some time away, they are a chance to feel part of the family.

I work for Revitalise, an amazing charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers at our Sandpipers respite holiday centre in Southport.

Our centres are open to our guests all year round, including over Christmas and the New Year so there is always the chance to make new memories and friends while with us.

To find out more about Revitalise, our breaks, or ways that we may be able to support you please visit: www.revitalise.org.uk or call: 0303 303 0145.

Stephanie Stone



The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.