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Celebrating Carers Week with IQ:timecard

Across the UK, an estimated 6.5 million people take the time out of their lives to care for ill, frail, sick or disabled family members and friends. While the majority of these people would simply maintain that they’re being a good husband, wife, father, mother, daughter, son, friend, neighbour or even acquaintance, they are officially called carers.

They may not know it, but these generous Brits are the heart and soul of the nation. And to celebrate their efforts a handful of appreciative organisations have teamed up to launch Carers Week.

Every year the annual campaign aims to recognise the incredible contributions carers make to families and communities across the UK. This year’s focus is all about building ‘Carer Friendly Communities’ that support the work of carers while simultaneously recognising that each individual has unique needs of their own.

Today marks the end of Carers Week, so we’ve decided to take a look at what companies all over the UK are doing to mark this celebration.


Want to know more about carers in the UK? Sainsbury’s stores across the UK will be hosting information stands and exhibitions in a bid to raise awareness, educate and inspire.

Age UK

As the nation’s largest charity working with and for elderly Brits, Age UK has an inherent appreciation for carers. To say ‘thank you’ its centres are hosting a series of coffee mornings accompanied by tasty home baked treats.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Carers spend plenty of time looking after others but often forget to spoil themselves. This week The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is offering free mini pampering sessions to well-deserving carers.

The Red Cross

This globalhumanitarian movement relies on 97 million volunteers to power its efforts. This means it certainly knows the value of carers! Representatives will be popping up at public booths all over the UK to help raise awareness. 

Home Instead Senior Care

What better way to celebrate Carers Week than with a strawberry-themed tea party thrown by the UK’s leading home care service provider, Home Instead?

While some carers are voluntary and unpaid, others have chosen caring as a professional career path. If you manage a workforce of carers it’s important to offer them support and safety every minute they spend on the job. With many carers working remotely IQ:timecard is an intelligent way for managers to track employee movements in real time. The solution helps to streamline the payroll process, simplify employee scheduling and safeguard lone workers by raising an automatic email or SMS alert when they fail to clock in or out.