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Supporting our Carers

Jun 12, 2024General news

A new commitment has been made in Darlington to recognise and support those with caring responsibilities.

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Around 10,000 people in Darlington identity as a carer. with potentially many more yet to come forward. Some people take on caring responsibilities on a dally basis, but have not recognised themselves as a carer – seeing themselves primarily as a loved one. Darlington’s Commitment to Carers was developed by the carers’ strategy steering group – which includes the council. Darlington Carers Support and other partners – and aims to make sure that people have the information they recognise themselves as carers so they can across the advice and support they need to carry out their role.

Carers Week, an annual national campaign to raise awareness of caring and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, runs from 10-16 June. For more information, visit and to find out more about Darlington’s Commitment to Carers, visit www.darington.govuk/carers For more information about support for carers in Darlington, visit

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