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Helen Whately MP, Minister for Care
I want to say a huge thank you to each and every carer - and especially young carers - across the country for all they do. The past 14 months of the pandemic has been incredibly challenging, especially those early weeks and months of the outbreak and also through the long winter. I recognise and value the enormous contribution that carers have made during this time. As the Minister for Care, I will continue to champion and support steps to improve the lives of carers and those they care for. I always speak up for carers and seek to get them the help they need, particularly access to respite so carers have some much needed time for themselves. I will continue to encourage colleagues across government, MPs and local authorities to support carers, and ask them to consider what more they can do to make caring more visible and valued so we can all create truly carer friendly communities.