Making dementia carers count

Walk. Listen. Support.

Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th June 2021

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Welcome to Every Small Step

Making Dementia Carers Count

Walk with us, listen to incredible stories and help raise money to support family dementia carers.

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.

Every day during the event we will share new stories for you to listen to as you walk. We will hear from public figures through to young carers, we want to share the stories of some of the incredible people caring for those with dementia. Walk with us and listen to their stories.

This year we are looking to raise £30,000 to fund our innovative digital services to provide remote support to family dementia carers across the country.

Together, we will take small steps to support the brilliant work of friends and family caring for those with dementia.

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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, go for a stroll and listen to our stories.

Donate

Share your page to let your friends and your community know what this is all about. The money raised will go towards supporting our Digital Services which provides online support to dementia carers across the UK. Help us continue our vital work.

Help support our Digital Services

Your fundraising this year will support Dementia Carers Count to deliver our Digital Services. We have set ourselves a target of raising £30,000 through Every Small Step. 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. 

Read more about our Digital Services

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.

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.

Raised so far

£1,079

People participating

40

Total steps

Starts 16th June

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 June?

Last year we tried something new and were amazed by the response. Our Digital Services have become a vital tool in us supporting family carers across the UK, delivering this programme of support again in 2021 is going to cost around £30,000 and we need your support to make it happen. 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 16-20th June 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.