MP invited to carers forum
Local MP Andrew Bridgen says it is vital to give support to Britain’s army of carers.
The MP for North West Leicestershire has been invited as a guest speaker to the Marlene Reid Centre’s Carers Forum in Coalville.
The Carers Forum, which was set up by Development Worker Sarah Hoult-Ellingworth and Project Assistant Bev Cowley, is held quarterly and enables carers to meet regularly and raise issues with service providers.
It also gives carers the opportunity to take a needed break from their busy daily role, and share their experiences with colleagues.
Andrew said: “It’s important to support Britain’s six million carers.
“In the UK, more than one million people care for someone for more than 50 hours a week, saving our country over £88 billion each year. Giving carers breaks is a key commitment for the Government.”
To enable authorities to budget for more breaks for carers, £100 million has been made available in NHS budgets this year.
If you require the assistance from the Carers Information Service at the Marlene Reid Centre, please call 01530 510 515.