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Meg calls for greater recognition for the UK’s six million carers

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, is supporting this year’s Carers Week (14-20 June). Teaming up with GMTV news reporter and presenter, John Stapleton, Meg is celebrating the contribution made by people in Sheffield Heeley, and throughout the UK, providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. 


The theme of Carers Week is ‘A Life of My Own’ with calls for greater understanding and support for the army of carers who provide vital care for their families, friends and communities. In doing so, many sacrifice much in their own lives, unable to do the little things that most of us take for granted.


Meg met John Stapleton at the House of Commons to pay tribute to carers, and to urge that they receive more support in their caring roles.


Meg said:


“I am supporting Carers Week, and the priceless contribution they make to our community.


“I hope that publicity about this week will help more carers find out about the support and services that are available to them.”


John Stapleton, who has cared for both his wife and his mother, said:


"Working without pay and often with little recognition - many carers give up their lives as they once knew them, but never give up on caring. They are not the forgotten few, but the forgotten millions.


This Carers Week let’s speak up for carers - let’s not leave them isolated and lonely, financially, physically and emotionally broke. Let’s start caring for the carers, give them back a life of their own.”



Carers Week is organised by a partnership of 7 national charities: Carers UK, Counsel and Care, Crossroads Care, Help the Hospices, Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s UK and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.


For further information visit www.carersweek.org or call 0845 241 2582.

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