In recognition of Carers Week 2021, local MS Hannah Blythyn, has expressed her thanks to carers across Flintshire for all that they do for those in need of care and support.
It is estimated that at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic the contribution of unpaid carers in Wales alone was valued at £33 million per day. With around 12% of the population having caring responsibilities, it is unsurprising that family and friends regularly provide care and support for their loved ones, often for no payment, to give them the best possible quality of life that they can.
Carers Week takes place every June as an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution of carers across Wales and the UK, in supporting and caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
Expressing her thanks, Ms Blythyn said:
“As always I want to give my thanks to carers here in our corner of the country – unpaid, paid, young and old – for everything that you do to care for those in need.
The support you provide for your loved ones is invaluable and I am committed to doing all I can to help carers receive the support they need and deserve.”
This week the Welsh Government has announced £3 million of funding to support unpaid carers in Wales, to extend respite opportunities and to provide short breaks. Flintshire County Council will receive a share of the £1.75 million fund to ensure that respite care is available.