Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has pledged to support unpaid carers throughout Denbighshire this Carers Week, taking place this year from 6-12 June, and is promoting events in the area being held to mark the occasion.
Carers Week is an annual awareness week which recognises the vital contribution made by people caring unpaid for family members or friends who have a disability, illness, mental health condition, or who need extra help as they grow older.
James attended an event in Parliament to mark Carers Week and met with carers to hear about and better understand their experiences of caring during the pandemic, as well as the support they now need.
“Unpaid carers have provided crucial support to friends and family members throughout the pandemic, often without any time out for themselves, and it is important that their efforts are recognised, and that they are now given the support they need to care safely and well for their loved ones.
“I am supporting Carers Week 2022 to ensure unpaid carers in the Vale of Clwyd are connected to the support they need and get the breaks they deserve, and back the call for the development of a Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers, to recognise the lengths people have gone to during COVID and to mitigate the impact this has had on carers’ own mental and physical health, as well as their finances.”
Latest statistics show that between April 2019 and March 2020 the carer population in Denbighshire was 11,631.
"To mark Carers Week, NEWCIS (North East Carers Information Service), which is funded by Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council, and Wrexham County
Borough Council, are hosting many events, working with partners across the region, including 'The Big Wellbeing Day' on Wednesday June 15th at Soughton Hall, between 11am and 6pm.
"This free, fun-packed day, is open to unpaid carers living in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. and is the perfect opportunity for them to explore new wellbeing practices and go away feeling recharged,
"Booking in advance is required – go to www.newcis.org.uk/big-wellbeing-day/ or call NEWCIS on 01352 752525.
"For more information on how to get involved with your Council’s event, visit the NEWCIS website.
"Carers can also find out more about events in the Vale of Clwyd by visiting www.carersweek.org
"All of the events will feature lots of information for unpaid carers, as well as an array of activities."