Drive to reach carers in Cheadle constituency

June 6, 2014 10:32 AM

Mark Hunter MP has pledged his support to carers across Cheadle constituency as part of the national awareness campaign Carers Week, which runs from June 9 to 15.

One in eight adults are carers, but the very nature of caring - of being there for a loved one facing ill health or disability - means too often people don't identify themselves as carers and, therefore, miss out on support.

Mark Hunter MP pledges his suport to Carers Week Quest

Mark Hunter MP pledges his support for Carers Week Quest

Without the right help and support, caring can have a serious impact on their physical and emotional health, work and finances.

Carers Week Quest 2014 is calling on individuals and organisations across the UK - including community groups, GPs, health and social care professionals, employers - to connect with families in their local communities who are providing care.

To show their support for local carers, Mark Hunter met with the Carers Week supporter charities in Parliament - including Carers UK, Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society and Parkinson's UK.

Mark said:

"Carers make a hugely valuable contribution to society and they need support to carry on the work they do - without carers the UK would face a £119 billion care bill. That is why I am supporting this campaign to reach out to carers across our area and help ensure they don't miss out on support."

Events will be taking place across the UK during Carers Week in June, to provide carers with advice, information and support with caring. To find out more about events in Cheadle constituency and Stockport visit www.carersweek.org

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