On Monday Tom Brake MP joined other MPs in Westminster to hear from carers about their daily challenges and to celebrate their contribution. The event was part of Carers Week 2019. Tom also attended Sutton’s Mayoral event to honour carers earlier in the day.
Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington said:
“This National Carers Week, I am proud to recognise the vital role that carers play in society by caring for those suffering from illness, disability or a mental health condition. Carers provide indispensable and often hidden support to friends and family members.
“I am encouraging individuals and organisations across Carshalton and Wallington to think about what more they can do to get carers connected to advice and help and ensure they feel valued and supported.”
Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, on behalf of Carers Week, said:
“Caring for family or friends can be a rewarding experience, but without the right support, it can also have a huge impact on carers’ lives. Our research shows that many carers feel alone and are struggling with low levels of well-being despite the invaluable contribution they make. It’s time carers received greater recognition and support.
“Government, employers, health and care professionals, schools and universities, and each of us individually, all have a role putting carers in touch with practical and financial help.”
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