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Sheffield Young Carers Charity asks 'Do You Care?' during Carers Week

A local charity has launched a city-wide social media campaign to coincide with Carers Week (8-14 June).

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'Do You Care?', hosted by Sheffield Young Carers in partnership with Sheffield Carers Centre and Sheffield City Council, is raising awareness of the 65,000 unpaid carers in the city "from the age of 5 to 95".

The campaign aims to make caring visible in Sheffield, opening lines of communication for carers who need support and members of the public who want to help.

According to the charity, 1 in 10 people in Sheffield cares for a family member. This often includes practical, everyday help, but also critically includes emotional support.

Sheffield Young Carers said: "Caring can be rewarding, but it is also hard, unpaid work. Carers are more likely to struggle financially and have worse physical and mental health, than people who aren't carers.

"We can all help carers."

Supporters are encouraged to follow the charity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, re-tweet and post this week using the hashtag #doyoucareSheffield, and visit doyoucare.co.uk for more information.

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