The Emergency Coronavirus Act enabled Local Authorities to remove significant parts of their duty of care responsibilities, stripping hard pressed families of valuable home and community support when they needed it most.

There is no break to be had as restrictive Government isolation guidance has deemed short breaks impossible, at the time they’re needed most. This means we're unable to offer our essential short breaks to carers and their loved ones.

Stripped of support

Breaking point

No access to respite

So many of the families we support are now at breaking point. Exhausted and desperate as their usual support networks have disappeared, they have hung on through months of lockdown in the hope that help would be at hand once restrictions eased.

Unpaid family carers are at breaking point

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“I have been told by countless carers that they are desperate and have nowhere to turn for help. They need emergency respite now. I am appalled that the Government guidance has continued to leave them forgotten, alone and stranded.”

Jan Tregelles, CEO Revitalise 

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Unpaid carers are exhausted, with no access to respite

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If you are at breaking point, contact us and we’ll see if there is anything we can do to help you. You’re not alone.

"I try to keep myself calm, and tell myself I know I'm not the only one struggling like this, but I just can't physically do it. It's a desperate thing, we both just urgently need a break."

- Hilary, Mum & Carer for son Shaun

Today we are immensely proud to launch our #CareforCarers campaign. We know many of you have desperately struggled...

Posted by Revitalise on Sunday, 13 September 2020
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There are an estimated 13.6 million unpaid carers in the UK today, of which 4.5 million have become carers since the pandemic began. They are facing challenging times and they’ve already been isolated for the past nine months. For them, there is no end in sight. 

Actor Rory Kinnear has shown his support of our Care for Carers campaign in this short video, which raises awareness of the plight of carers and the desperate need for respite. 

The support we've received

The Care for Carers campaign aims to raise £1million for disabled people and carers that have been isolated this year with little, or no support. The money raised will go directly towards providing them with urgent respite breaks. Together, with the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley OBE, we’re hoping to spread even more awareness of the support we offer to carers and their loved ones.