Local MP signs statement of support for carers

Local MP Ian Swales has called for more recognition of the work done by millions across the country who provide unpaid care for others. The Redcar MP made the call in the run up to Carers Week 2011, which takes place from the 13th – 19th June. The event aims to draw attention to the invaluable work that carers do in looking after loved ones who are ill, frail or disabled. Ian Swales said: “Thousands of people in my Redcar constituency, and millions more across the country, sacrifice not only their time, but also their money and their health in order to care for a loved one. They deserve to be recognised for their dedication and their contribution to our local community and wider society. That’s why I signed the MP’s Statement of Support for Carers.” “Caring can be incredibly demanding. It’s important that carers know that they don’t have to do this alone. Carer’s Week provides a great opportunity to highlight the services which are out there to help them.” “There are organisations like Carers Together which provide valuable advice and support  to some of the 16,000 carers in Redcar and Cleveland. I was delighted to support Carers Together in a recent charity evening.” “I urge anyone who is caring for a loved one not to do it alone, but to take up the help which is out there. For my part I will continue to do all I can to ensure that the Government fully understands the critical role played by carers and  the organisations which support them.”

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