Making a better carer ecosystem
Behind each and every patient is a person who cares for them. It is time to recognize the role family carers, also known as unpaid carers, play in society and support them at each step in their caregiving journey.
The Embracing Carers® Story
Embracing Carers® aims to fill the need for better support and recognition of carers. We are focused on improving carers’ health and wellness, while increasing awareness and support for them within healthcare systems around the globe.
Did you know?
How much do you know about the lives of carers? The following facts should give you a clearer understanding of why the work we do through Embracing Carers® matters. It is our goal to research the problems and work towards solutions to improve the lives of those who care for others.
One in five
unpaid carers across the globe started their responsibilities as a result of the pandemic.1
say they have had to sacrifice more of their personal life for the individual(s) they care for since the pandemic began.1
28.3 hours a week
Is the average time unpaid carers provide a week as a result of the pandemic. This is a jump from the 16.6 hours spent a week pre-pandemic.1
Three in four
say caring for someone during the pandemic has caused them to feel more burnt out than ever before.1
1. Embracing Carers. Carer Well-being Index. Available online here. [Last accessed: September 2022]
Give yourself a break
Trying to maintain self-care whilst caring for somebody else can be challenging. We all have personal responsibilities outside of our carer lives, so we have brought together some tips and advice to hopefully help you manage a little better.
Why care for carers
Carers need support now more than ever. We have lots of research and data that will help you and others to understand the need to provide a better, more sustainable environment for carers around the world. With lots of factual reports and data snapshots to learn from, we hope to give you an insight into the problems carers face daily.
Embracing Carers® Advisor Groups
Thankfully, there are many carer and patient organizations around the world that are supporting carers through direct services, advocacy activities and awareness campaigns. Together, we are working to raise awareness of issues facing carers across the globe. Learn more about these organizations, and the carers they represent.
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