Carers Week 2016, takes place from 12th – 18th June and Sainsbury’s Northfield will be supporting by holding awareness raising activities in store.

The annual event, run by Carers UK in partnership with six national charities, has been designed to help raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Sainsbury’s has proudly supported Carers UK for the last six years.

In the UK, 1 in 8 adults care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Overall, 6.5 million people in the UK are carers.

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.

Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Northfield, said: “Many of our colleagues are carers and this is such an important event to inform our customers and colleagues about the help and support that is available in the local community in Northfield.

“We’re looking forward to inviting in a number of charities into our store to raise awareness.”

If you would like further information about caring, please visit Sainsbury’s Northfield during Carers Week or www.carersweek.org

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