Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has pledged her support to carers across Gosport as part of Carers Week which runs from 8-14th June.
There are 6.5 million people in the UK who care for a partner, relative or friend of which 9,860 are in Gosport. Without the right help and support carers can become isolated, with their physical and emotional health, work and finances all affected.
The six charities driving Carers Week 2015 are calling on individuals, organisations and services throughout the country to take action to improve the lives of carers by building ‘carer-friendly communities’ that consider and support their needs.
Speaking after the event Caroline said:
“Carers make a hugely valuable contribution to society and they need support to carry on the work they do. That is why I am supporting this initiative to encourage services in Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head to think about the needs of carers across our area and reach out to them to help ensure they don’t miss out on support.”
Thousands of events are taking place across the country this week and to find out more about what’s going on in the Gosport constituency, visit www.carersweek.org.