Gerald Jones, Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, is encouraging local communities to get involved in Carers Week 2020 by recognising the vital work done by carers, to help make caring visible.
Carers Week, which runs from 8-14 June 2020 across the UK, is an annual campaign to celebrate and recognise the contribution made by carers throughout the country, and Mr Jones is encouraging local people to mark the week by celebrating the vital work done by those providing care, both during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and throughout the year, in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney and across the country.
Commenting at the start of Carers Week, Mr Jones said:
“As we mark the start of Carers Week 2020, it has never been more important than now to recognise the contribution of carers – particularly those who aren’t paid for the care they provide – and the huge sacrifices they have made to care for loved ones, not only during the coronavirus pandemic but throughout the year.
“Our unpaid carers make an invaluable contribution supporting families, communities and loved ones in need, both in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney and right across Wales and the UK, and I want to encourage everyone to recognise carers in our communities and help make caring visible.”