Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams has pledged his support to carers across Ceredigion 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.
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 Williams MP 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.
Commenting at the event, local MP, Mark Williams, 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 Ceredigion to help ensure they don’t miss out on support, and look forward to attending Carers Week event in Ceredigion during Carers Week.’