Pledge Support for Carers Week

To mark Carers Week (8th to 14th June), Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities across Oxfordshire.

A carer is someone who provides care and support to a family member or someone who has a disability, mental or physical illness, or who needs extra help as they grow older.  There are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, looking after older, seriously ill or disabled people.

Carers need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing and respected for all they are doing because there are a lot of people who are unpaid to perform carer duties.

See the OCC website for more information and pledge your support for carers today.

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2 Responses to Pledge Support for Carers Week

  1. Ann Tomline says:

    Carers do need support but this needs to be practical support with regular respite. Not just Talk!!
    Ann T a carer for many years

  2. Andrew Lea says:

    I agree with Ann. This is pretty hollow and cynical stuff coming from OCC of all places. I was a carer for ten years and I had nothing but indifference or hostility from OCC Social Services – certainly no support. Although the front line care staff in the Wallingford day centre (which they then closed for lack of funding) were by contrast a fantastic team and were appreciated as a lifeline by so many of us. This is a typical deflection exercise by OCC to draw attention away from the neglect of their own statutory responsibilities.

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