Every June, I am proud to support National Carers Week to raise awareness of unpaid caring and recognise the invaluable contribution that carers across Wealden make to the livelihoods of unwell, older or disabled loved ones, and the vital role they play in ensuring that so many people across Wealden have better quality of life and personalised end of life care.
It is estimated that there are around 70,000 unpaid carers in East Sussex, with nearly 20,000 in Wealden. Without the right level of support, life as a carer can be extremely difficult. The wellbeing of carers is all too often forgotten, and Carers Week is an important campaign to raise awareness about the support available.
I am hugely grateful for the amazing work Wealden carers do every day, and I continue working with our fantastic local charities, organisations and care homes to ensure that Wealden carers are better recognised and supported.