South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats fight to give carers a voice


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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 www.libdems.org.uk/carerssurvey

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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