Black Country supermarket supports national Carers Week

Carers Week 2018 is taking place from 11th-17th June and Sainsbury’s Amblecote will be hosting charities and organisations that support carers in the local area, to raise awareness of their work.

The annual event has been designed to recognise the role of carers in our communities and highlight the challenges they face.  Sainsbury’s has proudly supported Carers Week for the last eight years, as part of its commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

In the UK, 6.5 million people provide unpaid care to a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Carers UK give expert information and advice that’s tailored to meet carers’ specific needs, champion carers’ rights and develop innovative ways to make carers’ lives better.

Across the week, Beacon Vision, We Love Carers, Living Well Feeling Safe, White House Cancer Support, Age Uk, Headway Black Country, Dudley Carers Network and Alzheimer’s Society, will be in store to talk to customers and colleagues about the work they do and to share details of support that is available for carers, in the local area. Full details and times of the visiting organisations will be displayed on the customer notice board, in store.

On Wednesday 13th June, during Carers Week, colleagues will be donating refreshments and volunteering at the regular Carers Tea and Chat Service, run at Russell’s Hall Hospital. Kevin Healy, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Amblecote said:

"Many of our customers and colleagues are carers, and this is an important event to recognise those that have caring responsibilities and to inform people about the help and support that is available to them.

"We’re looking forward to inviting in a number of charities and organisations, from across Dudley Borough, into our store to raise awareness.”

If you like further information about caring, please visit Sainsbury’s Amblecote during Carers Week or head online to


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