Mike Freer MP attended a Carers Week event with carers and charities in Westminster last week, pledging his support to unpaid carers in Finchley and Golders Green.
The event was in support of the recent Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide unpaid care for a disabled, ill or older family member or friend.
It matched up MPs and carers to share experiences of caring and discuss ways to build Carer Friendly Communities – 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.
Mr Freer made a commitment to continue meeting with carers and residents receiving residential care and domiciliary care regularly, across the whole constituency.
Mr Freer said:
“I was pleased to be able to attend the Carers Week event in Parliament on the 28th June. As someone who has experienced the very difficult situation of having an elderly relative I know that the dedication of many carers is just incredible.
He continued, “These people make a huge contribution to our society, providing vital and often hidden support to friends and family members – sometimes every day, every week. I look forward to working with the Carers Week charities, and, with unpaid carers locally, to make a difference to their lives.”
Note to Editors:
Carers Week 2017 is made possible by Carers UK joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society and Which? Elderly Care and kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and the Lockwood Foundation.
For further information visit www.carersweek.org