A creative writing competition has launched for budding bards aiming to get to the heart of what caring means to family, friends and carers in the community.


The competition, launched by Carers UK and supported by Specsavers Healthcall, is open to everyone and welcomes poems and short stories on all aspects of caring – exploring the joys, challenges and complex emotions that come with looking after a loved one.

Overwhelming response

Heléna Herklots, chief executive of Carers UK, said: ‘We have had an overwhelming response to our Creative Writing Competition in recent years, receiving hundreds of poems and short stories that reflect the true realities of caring – resonating with all carers, no matter what their circumstances. Caring is such an important part of life, yet too often it is a hidden issue – something that happens behind closed doors. We hope that by reaching more families through this year’s Competition, carers will realise they are not alone and that Carers UK is here for them with advice, information and support, whenever they might need us.’


Sumbit an entry here or send in the post to Creative writing competition, Carers UK, 20 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4LX.

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