Backcare Awareness week this year is 7-11th October 2013.
This years campaign is ‘Caring for Carers’
Carers provide invaluable and often thanksless help and assistance to their children, friends, relatives, and partners. However, what happens when their work leads to back pain, compromising their ability to care?
Back pain has been found to be endemic among carers: a 2011 survey found that 70% of carers experienced back and shoulder pain*. This issue seriously affects the quality of life of those who should be most valued in our society, as well as impacting on their caregiving work, which saves the NHS and local authorities very significant sums of money.
Backcare – Charity for healthier backs.