Delyn MP David Hanson is backing Carers Week and has shown his support for carers in Flintshire who are amongst the six million people in the UK who tirelessly devote their time, efforts and energy to looking after a loved one.
Carers Week – now in its 14th year – tackles the issue of carers’ health with a hard-hitting campaign headlining the sobering fact that; “Carers can’t afford to be ill.” A national survey of 2,000 carers reveals that a large majority feel their health is worse as a result of the strain of caring.
Carers Week (9-15 June) aims to publicise that support, advice and practical help is available for those who may be feeling isolated, exhausted or ill as a result of their caring responsibilities.
David Hanson said:
“There are six million carers in the UK, including many in Flintshire and I’m pleased to be able to offer my support to them.
“It’s a nationwide issue that affects so many people at a local level and it’s vital we can get the message out that help and support is available.
“I hope that by drawing attention to Carers Week, many more of my constituents who spend their lives looking after others will realise they are not alone and that there are people who want to care about them too.”
Carers Week is a partnership of 10 UK-wide charities working together. For more information about Carers Week, please visit www.carersweek.org.