During the meeting he met 20 carers, who took the opportunity to tell him about issues that affect carers both at a local and national level. This included discussions about the level of benefits available for carers, the likely impact of Government cuts and the pressures of juggling a caring role with looking after your own health and wellbeing.
Sue Reeve, Chief Executive of Carers in Hertfordshire said: “When you are a carer it can sometimes feel like no one is listening, so I was really pleased that Mr McPartland took time out to come and find out about the worries and concerns of local carers. We know that there are lots of carers living in Stevenage, who do not recognise themselves as such. If you think you might be a carer or know someone who is then please get in touch with Carers in Hertfordshire; we think we can make a difference.”