Did You Know? There are more than 4,000 unpaid carers in #Guernsey. @CarersGuernsey are an independent charity providing support to anyone who cares unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health problems or addiction.
CarersGuernsey particularly welcomes that carers are being recognised as a protected ground, in their own right, in the new discrimination legislation. Carers often experience social exclusion & financial hardship. 72% have suffered mental ill health as a result of caring
Did You Know? 61% of Carers have suffered physical ill health as a result of caring.
With 1 in 9 employees thought to be carers of someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, it makes sense for employers to proactively support carers to juggle work with their caring responsibilities and thereby improve their recruitment and retention and employee morale
After a long wait & years of campaigning, @Govgg approved anti-discrimination legislation proposals in July 2020. @CarersGuernseybelieves this represents an important step forward in recognising the rights of carers, who are often isolated & forgotten members of our society
Carers Guernsey wants a society that respects, values and supports carers: where we can all care for loved ones without putting our own lives on hold and where no one has to care alone
Visit www.carers.gg or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more about Carers in Guernsey