Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith attended a Carers Week speednetworking event with carers and charities in Westminster, pledging his support to unpaid carers locally.
The event was in support of the recent Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide unpaid care for a disabled, ill or older family member or friend.
Jeff said: “I was proud to represent my constituents today at the Carers Week event and I pledge to support the 8,300 carers in Manchester Withington throughout this Parliament.
Unpaid carers make a huge contribution to our society, providing vital and often hidden support to friends and family members, and it is right that we value them and ensure they have the right support at the right time.
I look forward to working with the Carers Week charities, and, with unpaid carers, locally, to make a difference to their lives.”
Carers Week 2017 brings together 10 charities including Carers UK, Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. For further information visit www.carersweek.org