Carers Week takes place 13th-16th June 2011. This year's theme is 'The True Face of Carers' and they are asking in their annual survey "What is the reality of caring in the UK in 2011?"
What have been the biggest surprises you have encountered since you started looking after someone?
How much help do carers actually receive from government? Or is that 'how little'? Is caring a perpetual struggle with no thanks and no recognition? Or a richly-rewarding experience that brings out the best in the human spirit? What could really make a difference to your life as a carer?
Each year over 100,000 carers take part in Carers Week, with over 1,200 local organisations arranging events and activities. Make sure your voice is heard by taking the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/carersweek2011.
Most of the questions in the survey are optional, but they do ask everyone taking part to provide basic contact details. This will ensure the authenticity of the survey and to enable them to provide both regional and national results. All of the information you provide is private and confidential, and will not be passed on to any other organisation outside of Carers Week.
Finally, to say that this survey is open to every carer in the UK, so please do spread the word, tell other carers about it, and help to ensure that carers’ voices are heard loud and clear.