We at The Royal Albert Dock Charitable Foundation share the pain and frustration towards systemic racism in the recent Black Lives Matter protests worldwide. We want to emphasise our commitment to always stand in solidarity with and champion the voices of black young people across the country.
The Royal Albert Dock Charitable Foundation stands with the Black community and other BAME communities against all forms of racism and we encourage our partners to do the same.
We are passionate about promoting diversity and are consistently working to empower young people from all backgrounds. We recognise and actively work to alleviate racial inequality and prejudice in all areas of our work.
We urge our partners to engage with members of the BAME community, whether colleagues or service users, to understand their reality and to understand the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. It is essential that we take it upon ourselves to research more into these issues.
The RADCF is proud to work in a city that is so ethnically diverse and we will continue to ensure that all opportunities are available and accessible to all.
Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place in June.
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.
Carers Week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.6 million unpaid carers – people who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without them.
Carers Week raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
For this Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible.
How to get involved
Here are some ways that you can help make caring visible in your community:
Making Caring Visible will help carers get the information and support they need.
For more information and resources, head to https://www.carersweek.org/