Carers’ Week 2024 – Putting Carers on the Map

12 June 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

News and announcements

Lambeth Council published its Carers Strategy 2024 to 2029 earlier this year. This strategy sets our shared vision and seven key priorities over the next five years. During Carers Week (10 to 16 June), we’re highlighting the strategy to show our commitment to supporting our unpaid carers.

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Carers’ Week 2024 – Putting Carers on the Map

Lambeth Council is marking Carers Week (10 to 16 June), a UK-wide awareness campaign to increase visibility for carers. It includes raising awareness about the challenges carers face, which can impact their finances, employment, health, and well-being. During Carers Week, it’s important that we recognise the contributions made by carers across Lambeth who look after friends and loved ones who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get by.

The theme for Carers Week this year is ‘putting carers on the map’. In Lambeth, we are putting carers on the map by committing to making visibility, recognition, identification, and awareness of carers one of our seven priorities for supporting carers in the new Lambeth Carers Strategy 2024-29.

Supporting carers in the borough

Lambeth Council’s Carers Strategy outlines how we will work with our partners to support the 18,000 unpaid carers in our borough who support their family, friends or others in the community. The important strategy was published earlier this year and is being highlighted as part of Carers Week.

If you’re a carer in Lambeth get support from Carers Hub Lambeth. The local hub supports unpaid carers aged five and upwards, offering 1-to-1 support, peer support groups, social and well-being activities, and training.

Carers Strategy key priorities

Lambeth’s strategy, co-produced with the Carers Collaborative Strategy Group and Carers’ Hub Lambeth, recognises the challenges our unpaid carers face and their cared-for and that many people may be carers without realising it. To help overcome these challenges, we have set out seven key priorities.

The priorities focus on our shared vision to ensure unpaid carers receive the best possible support to continue caring for others and themselves, and they are:

  • Mental, physical, and emotional well-being of carers
  • Integrated carers pathway and support offer
  • Equipped workforce
  • Visibility, recognition, identification, and awareness of carers
  • Empowering carers
  • Carer equity
  • Helping prevent carers from financial hardship

If you would like to stay up to date on the strategy’s progress, explore partnership working, or get involved, contact Carers Hub Lambeth at

Lambeth Carers Awards

Lambeth Council are asking for nominations for their new Carers Awards. The awards recognise the significant contributions made by carers and the professionals and organisations who support them.

A carer is anyone who provides unpaid assistance to a friend or loved one due to illness, disability, mental health issues or addiction. Caring can be rewarding, but can also have a significant impact on carers’ lives. Lots of people might even be carers without realising it.

Submit an award nomination

To nominate please complete our Lambeth Carers Awards 2024 Nomination Form.

Please make sure you have obtained consent from the person you are nominating. We will use the details you have provided to contact them about your nomination. The deadline for submitting your nominations is 7 July 2024.