Angus MP Mike Weir has given his support to Angus carers ahead of the Carers Week, which runs from June 9 to 15.
The week is part of a national awareness campaign organised by Carers Week Quest, which calls on individuals and organisations in the UK to reach out to families in the their communities who are providing care.
To show support for local carers, Mr Weir met with the Carers Week supporter charities in Westminster – including Carers UK, Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society and Parkinson’s UK.
Mr Weir said: “Carers make a hugely valuable contribution to society and they need support to carry on the work they do - without carers the UK would face a £119 billion care bill. That is why I am supporting this campaign to reach out to carers across Angus and help ensure they don’t miss out on support.”
A spokesperson for Carers Week said: “By individuals and organisations working together during Carers Week we have a huge opportunity to help thousands of carers and get them support which can mean the difference between coping and crisis.”
Events will be taking place across the UK during Carers Week in June, to provide carers with advice, information and support with caring. To find out more about events in Angus visit www.carersweek.org