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Local carers event provides needed support

Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion, was delighted to attend the launch of Ceredigion Carers Week at the Morlan Centre in Aberystwyth earlier this month and has submitted a Parliamentary motion to congratulate the hard work of the organisers.

There are 8,063 carers in Ceredigion who care for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, without pay. Just a small number of these come forward for support despite facing many personal, financial, and health difficulties. For this year’s Carers Week that ran from 3rd to 11th June, Ceredigion County Council’s carers unit organised 4 free events in Ceredigion in partnership with the British Red Cross’ carers service, Crossroads Mid & West Wales and Hafal, with the support of Marie Curie.

Mark said “I was delighted to attend the launch of Ceredigion Carers Week in the Morlan Centre recently, and commend the many organisations represented there, including Ceredigion County Council’s carers unit, for their hard work.

“It is vital that carers in Ceredigion are recognised for the important work that they do, and the vital role that they play in our community. It is important that they receive the support they need, and I wish to congratulate all of those involved in helping to provide this during Carers Week and beyond.” 

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