Gosport MP backing week-long Carers UK campaign

GOSPORT MP and former Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage is joining Carers UK campaign to help make carers visible and valued this Carers Week, June 7 to 13.
   During her time as Minister of State for Care, and as a constituency MP, she has met carers from across the country and constituency, as well as charities such as Care UK, to understand some of the key challenges that face the 6.5 million unpaid carers living in the country. Her work included publishing the Government’s first ever Carers Action Plan.
   Last year, Ms Dinenage joined Carers UK’s wall of voices to Make Caring Visible – adding her name and pledging her support.
   She said: “Often behind closed doors, unpaid carers support loved ones unacknowledged. But carers transform people’s lives and provide indispensable compassionate care for those who need it.
   “I have been proud to support Care UK and Carers Week over the years, highlighting just how valuable carers are in our community and to #MakeCarersVisible.”