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Carers Keep Brake in the Picture

June 13, 2007 10:03 AM

David Osborne and his wife Mandy gave Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, a warts and all description of the challenges a carer and their loved one face in coping with the 24/7 nature of caring. David has been his wife's carer since she suffered a serious injury.

Tom visited the Osbornes, who live in a flat in Carshalton, at the start of Carers' Week.

Tom said, "Each year I participate in one or more of the activities organised for Carers' Week. This year I was lucky enough to meet David and Mandy. They painted a very colourful picture of the trials and tribulations they have to overcome in going about their daily business; problems with mobility, accessibility and employability. I now have a much clearer picture of the extra help they, and many other couples in their position, need."

Tom Brake will be taking up various issues the Osbornes raised with him.