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)
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