Carers’ Rights Day: WLGA thanks carers in an exceptionally challenging year

Thursday, 26 November 2020

To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:

“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day.  On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across Wales for the care and support they provide to their loved ones, day in and day out.”

“The role of unpaid carers has always been integral, but the COVID crisis has highlighted that even more so. Today’s report provides further evidence of the critical role played by unpaid carers and the significant contribution that they make. The reality is that without carers, the independence and quality of life of many is diminished and the burden on our social services and NHS becomes even greater. Few jobs or roles are more important.”

“Local government fully understands this and by working together with partner organisations including health and Welsh Government we need to ensure that we identify the opportunities and financial resources for local government to enable us to make sure that carers have the recognition and support that they deserve.”

-ENDS-

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Further information on the research by Carers Wales is available here

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