We are delighted to announce that Liz Saville Roberts MP, the Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd and group leader of Plaid Cymru in the House of Commons, has agreed to be a Parliamentary Champion for Carers Week 2022.
Responding to the announcement, Liz said:
Looking after someone can be both an immensely rewarding and challenging experience, which is often fraught with difficulties, including accessing the right support. The invaluable role of unpaid carers across my constituency and beyond is a lifeline to those that they care for. Many carers are driven by a selfless sense of duty, friendship, and love, often to the detriment of their own wellbeing. They simply want to provide the best care for their loved ones. I urge the UK government to listen to calls from those within the care sector and put in place a specific Recovery and Respite plan for unpaid carers to include breaks, respite services, financial help, and support to balance work and care. Any consequentials in funding would then provide the Welsh government with the necessary tools to introduce a similar package of measures to help support the thousands of unpaid carers across Wales. I urge my constituents to join me in thanking all carers in Dwyfor Meirionnydd for their unyielding commitment and sense of duty. I hope we can all get behind the Carers Week campaign and fight for the support our carers so desperately need."