The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Carer Support Team is marking this year’s Carers Week with a range of activities for unpaid carers and the people they look after.

Carers Week is an annual campaign 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 also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much needed support. 

The theme for Carers Week 2023 is 'recognising and supporting carers in the community', and the Carer Support Team have organised a series of activities throughout the week for carers to get involved in to highlight the vital role they play in the city, to get valuable information from Wolverhampton organisations and to meet others with caring responsibilities. 

For full details, please see the latest edition of the Carer and Community Support bulletin attached. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “There are over 27,000 unpaid carers in Wolverhampton who look after family members or friends who have a disability, mental or physical illness or simply need extra help as they grow older.

“This Carers Week, they should be recognised for the incredible job they are playing and so we want people to come together to help recognise and support carers in the community.

“Caring without the right information and support can be tough, and our Carer Support Team is on hand to give the city’s unpaid carers as much help as possible to carry out their vitally important role, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.” 

The Carer Support Team offers a range of support for people who care for a friend, relative or neighbour, ensuring they are supported in their caring role, have access to the services they need and are able to claim the benefits they are entitled to. They also provide practical information, guidance and advice on a range of matters including benefits and offer a range of other services including training in essential skills such as first aid.

For more information, please call 01902 553409, visit Carer support or email

Carers Week runs until Sunday 11 June, 2023. For more information, please visit Carers Week.