Some of Stevenage and North Herts’ 18,000 unpaid carers gave local MP Stephen McPartland an insight into the reality of caring for someone close to you, when he took part in local charity Carers in Hertfordshire’s Annual Carers Event held in Stevenage last week.
Speaking after the event Stephen said, “I was delighted to attend part of the Carers Conference in Stevenage and believe they are the unsung heroes of our communities. Many adult and child carers in particular, give up their own hopes, dreams and often health to care for another. It is important we all recognise the contribution they make and I will continue raising their issues locally and nationally”.
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.”