Making dementia carers count

Walk. Listen. Support.

Wednesday 13th - Sunday 17th October 2021

Make a donation

Walk with us and help us support family dementia carers. 

Every small step counts.

This year's event is now complete, thank you for all of your support. You can still donate using the button above.

Dementia Carers Count is dedicated to supporting family and friends looking after someone with dementia.

The vital funds you raise ensure Dementia Carers Count can continue to offer life-changing support to family members and friends caring for someone with dementia in the UK.

The work of a family carer never ends. Let’s make dementia carers count together.

WALK. LISTEN. SUPPORT.

How it works

Register

Register today to support family dementia carers across the UK. It's just £5 to sign up and take part.

Set Target

Your supporter page contains a step counter, set yourself a target for the five-day event. Whether it is 100 steps or 100,000 it's up to you; every small step counts. On your page you can link a fitness device or manually record your walks.

Walk & listen

Every day, new podcast episodes will appear on your supporter page, this year there is the choice of listening to our conversations series or inspiration series. Take 20 minutes to go outside and log your steps and listen to our stories.

Donate

Share your page to let your friends and your community know what this is all about. If you raise or donate £50 we will send you a bespoke wooden dementia carers champion medal. Help us continue our vital work.

£20

could enable a family carer to attend a Live Online Learning session, ensuring they have access to the knowledge and strategies they need to maintain their wellbeing while caring for someone with dementia.

£50

could help pay for the materials and handouts we use on our courses, so family carers have the resources they need to help them stay resilient, weeks and months after they have attended a DCC course.

£125

could enable a family carer to attend one of our one-day courses and gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges affecting people with dementia such as communication and relationships.

Help support family dementia carers across the country

Your fundraising supports Dementia Carers Count. 2020 saw an unprecedented switch to online support, this is set to continue in 2021 and we need your help to ensure that we can continue to be there for family dementia carers across the UK. 

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Every penny you raise goes directly to Dementia Carers Count and really does make a difference to the lives of family carers across the country.

Our courses are delivered by expert health and care professionals, attendees gain strategies to support their well-being and the well-being of the person they care for - often meaning the person with dementia can live at home for longer.

Every step taken will be added together

Help us walk 700,000 steps every day – a small step to represent every family dementia carer in the UK. Find our Facebook group where we'll be providing you with the tools you need to take your own small steps. 

Our target over the event is to collectively walk 3,500,000 steps. Join us today.

FAQs

Is it safe to take part in Every Small Step during the current COVID-19 outbreak?

Whenever you take part in any event it is important to look after yourself. Please ensure you follow all government advice and look after your own safety as well as the safety of those you come into contact with.
Keep an eye in your inbox or on our Every Small Step Facebook group for advice and updates, follow social distancing where appropriate and stay safe.

Why take part this October?

Last year we tried something new and were amazed by the response. Join us, step out and listen to the incredible stories of family dementia carers across the UK.

What is Every Small Step?

Together, we will take small steps every day to highlight and support the brilliant work of family dementia carers across the country. Every day between the 13-17th October you will hear from leading researchers through to young carers in our series of podcasts. We want to share the incredible stories of people across the country who are caring for those with dementia. Walk with us and listen to their stories.

There are 700,000 people in the UK who are caring for a friend or family member with dementia. We invite you to take your own small steps and walk with us, as we take a step for every family dementia carer.