Luciana with Justin Davis Smith, Chief Executive of Volunteering England
I want to start this week, Carers Week, by expressing my respect and gratitude to all our carers in Wavertree.
I want our carers to know: You don’t have to struggle on alone.
Three quarters of carers say they have lost touch with family and friends, while 4 out of 5 are worse off financially because of their caring role. I want to ensure that those who feel isolated or lonely because of caring, learn about the services and support out there to help them. I am backing Carers Week’s ‘A life of my own’ campaign, which calls for carers to receive greater recognition for their work.
Whether the chance to have a long bath or a full night’s sleep – these are luxuries for many of the thousands of carers in Wavertree. They deserve to be recognised for the priceless contribution they make to their loved ones, to our local community and to society at large.
I was one of 50 MPs from around the country who gathered at a Volunteering England event to say ‘Thank You’ to the thousands of volunteers in our constituencies as part of the national Volunteers’ Week celebrations.
For more information about the events taking place in Liverpool this week click here.