Ogmore’s MP, Chris Elmore, has shown his support for Carer’s Week, calling them the “glue” that keeps communities together.
There are 6.5 million people across the UK who act as carers on a paid or unpaid basis.
Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.
Research from Carers Week shows that a staggering 61 per cent of carers across the UK have suffered physical ill health as a result of caring.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“The army of paid and unpaid carers across our communities really are the glue that keep us together. There are so many sefless individuals living in Ogmore who do so much to support friends, loved ones and people they don’t even know.
“Carer’s Week reminds us what community is all about.
“It’s vital that we stand up for the rights of carers because if we didn’t have the nearly 400,000 carers that we do across Wales, many people would simply go without.”