It was a real pleasure to mark Carers Week this afternoon by speaking to unpaid carers in Elmbridge.
These individuals show incredible selflessness and dedication in what they do, and it was humbling to hear how they’ve dealt with the extra pressures they’ve faced during the pandemic.
Given the difficulties of the last year, the theme for this year’s Carers Week - “making caring visible and valued” – is particularly important. This event was an opportunity to thank local carers for all they’ve done and continue to do.
It was also good to hear about the work of Action for Carers, a great local charity which organised the event. Action for Carers helps unpaid carers across Surrey with information, support and advice. You can find out more about them on their website, here.
My thanks to Action for Carers for organising today’s event, and to all the local carers who took the time to share their experiences.