Stewart Jackson MP has today shown his support for Carers’ Week (9th-15th of June) and is calling for greater recognition of the great number of people in Peterborough who care for friends and relatives with disabilities or long term illnesses. There are 6.5 million carers in the UK and a variety of charities have worked together to make Carers’ Week happen.
Stewart Jackson MP said -
“I was delighted to visit the Carers’ Week Pop-Up Shop, with the Carers Trust and Family Voice in Bridge Street and welcomed the opportunity to hear about carers’ issues in Peterborough.
I’m supporting Carers’ Week in order to raise awareness of the invaluable contribution which carers in our city. Many people give up so much of their time to look after others and it is important that the wider community recognise these efforts. The Pop-Up Shop was a great way for local carers to hear about the support which charities, the City Council and the Government can provide.”