NRS Healthcare is celebrating its four-year anniversary partnership with the Carers Trust.

Since 2019, NRS Healthcare employees have walked, jogged, ran, baked, abseiled and even taken part in a sponsored silence which has helped to raise more than £38,000.

Eva Georgiou, Head of ESG and Engagement, said:

"Our ongoing relationship with the Carers Trust is so important to NRS. We understand how vital unpaid carers are within our local communities and our workforce and we are proud to support them in any way we can."

As a provider of community equipment services, NRS Healthcare employees regularly meet and work with unpaid carers and see first-hand the challenges they faced. This was a major contributing factor in the decision to become an official partner of the Carers Trust.

Unpaid carers are facing stark issues around the cost of food, fuel and power and without urgent support, the charity says many unpaid carers will be unable to cope. One in seven carers are having to use a food bank.

The cost-of-living crisis has put even greater pressure on unpaid carers:

Only 55% of all unpaid carers get the support the need to be an unpaid carer.

41% say that their caring hours have increased over the last year, with one in eight caring for an extra 50 hours a week, or more.

68% are unable to get a respite break from their caring role when needed.

63% are worried about affording their energy bills.

64% have had to give up work altogether or reduce their paid hours because of their caring role.

The impacts of caring can be far-reaching and unpaid carers often find themselves struggling financially, emotionally and physically.

A spokesperson for the Carers Trust said:

"That's why our partnership with NRS Healthcare is so important. Thanks to your invaluable support, we can provide unpaid carers with the essential support and services they need to look after themselves and continue caring."