Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, recognises the vital contribution made by thousands of local people providing unpaid care. Whether it be caring for a disabled, ill or older family member or friend, he is committed to continuing his work in support and helping to raise the profile of caring.
Stevenage MP, Stephen McPartland, said, “I am supporting Carers Week again this year as it helps to raise awareness of the huge contribution unpaid carers make, providing vital and often hidden support to friends and family members.
"There are close to 10,000 carers locally and I am proud that we have Carer Friendly Communities in our area which help make such a difference to carers' lives.”
Carer Friendly Communities are places where local people and services support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. Other support is provided by meeting with carers locally and local services to find out about the challenges faced by carers and encouraging local organisations, services and employers to become more Carer Friendly.
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