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MPs attend Carers Week launch in Parliament

09 June 2015

Over 100 MPs from all parties attended the launch of Carers Week 2015 in Parliament on Monday 8 June, to show support for carers.

They spent time talking and listening to carers' personal experiences of caring, what it means to care on a daily basis, and how this has impacted on their lives.

The MPs made pledges such as: "I pledge to speak up for carers in Parliament", "I pledge to guide carers to local support", and "I pledge to build carer friendly communities."

Carers Week Manager Diana Walles said:

"It's fantastic to see so many MPs supporting carers. Families are increasingly taking on caring roles for older, ill or disabled loved ones, yet still struggle for recognition and support from health and care services and in their communities.

Much progress has been made – indeed, almost 2,000 people and organisations have already pledged to actively engage with carers in their local community for Carers Week and into the future. But we still have a long way to go. This Carers Week, we're calling on individuals and organisations to think about what they can do to improve the lives of carers in their community."

 

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From left, clockwise: Cat Smith MP (Labour), with MS Society and Age UK, David Jones MP (Conservative), with Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Carers UK, Greg Mulholland MP (Lib Dem) with Independent Age, Carers Trust and Carers UK. Dr. Lisa Cameron MP (SNP) with Reginald Baker, carer for his wife.

 

Carers Week 2018

These organisations joined together to make Carers Week happen in 2017

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  • Carers UK new logo
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  • independent age
  • macmillan
  • MSS-logo-orange partnersrow
  • MND logo
  • Which Elderly Care logo

Proudly supported by:

  • The Lockwood
    Charitable Foundation
  • Nutricia

 

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