Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has thanked ‘extraordinary’ local carers to mark Carers Rights Day.
Each year, Carers Rights Day takes place to ensure that those caring unpaid for family and friends are aware of their rights and know where they can get help and support. It is also about raising awareness of caring – it can take people several years to recognise themselves as a carer
This year, the day’s theme is ‘Caring Costs’, which focuses on raising awareness of the various costs carers face. From the financial costs associated with looking after someone, to the impact caring can have on people’s ability to work, and the quality of their relationships.
As part of the day, Carers UK are highlighting resources available to inform carers of their rights, as well as an overview of the practical and financial support available. For more information, click here.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“On Carers Rights Day, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the extraordinary carers across Denton and Reddish caring for family, friends or loved ones.
“Unpaid carers often don’t know the rights and protections that they are entitled to, which is why Carers Rights Day is such an important initiative.
“I’ll keep doing everything I can in Parliament and beyond to ensure that we improve support for unpaid carers across the country.”