South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats fight to give carers a voice


The Liberal Democrats are asking people across our community who care for relatives to get in touch and share their story – to mark national Carers Rights Day.

Liberal Democrat party leader Ed Davey has said he wants the party to be a "strong voice" for the millions across the country – including 27 thousand [*] people in South Gloucestershire - who care for those who need it.

Ed himself knows the burden put on carers for family members - having been a carer for his mum when growing up and now caring for his disabled son.

Carers can get in touch and share their experiences at

Claire Young, leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on South Glos Council said:

"Millions of people across the country act as unpaid carers for loved ones. This year has highlighted more than ever the issues many of them face."

"If you are a carer - or someone who receives regular care support from a relative of a friend - we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us and share your story."

* Unpaid carers reported in the last Census (2011)

Image Credit: Zeev Barkan

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