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MP’s praise and support for carers

Admiration: Tracy Brabin MP speaks to carer Tabitha Turner.
Admiration: Tracy Brabin MP speaks to carer Tabitha Turner.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has pledged her support to the thousands of “selfless and inspiring” unpaid carers who dedicate their lives to helping others across the constituency at a Carers Week event in Westminster.

The speed networking event was designed to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who provide care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Ms Brabin, along with other MPs, were matched up with carers to share their experiences of caring and the support they need to take care of their own mental and physical health and well-being.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin said: “I have nothing but admiration for all the selfless people who dedicate so much of their lives to looking after others and it was inspiring to hear how much they do for family members, friends and loved ones.

“Many people who are unpaid carers have no idea how vital a role they are playing, making events like these all the more important so they know that there are support networks and help available.

“Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting local young people from the fantastic Kirklees Young Carers service who provide much-needed support to those who do not know where to turn.

“If anyone is struggling with what can be a huge responsibility – there is help and support out there if you know where to look.

“And if you do need help, please contact me at tracy.brabin.mp@parliament.uk or call my office on 01924 900036 and we can point you in the right direction.”