MP and TV presenter call for improved support for carers
MP Tessa Munt has teamed up with TV presenter and Fiona Phillips
this week to call for improved support for carers across Somerset.
made the call at the launch of Carers' Week, which takes place
from June 18th-24th and recognises the contribution made by those
who provide unpaid care at home for someone who is ill, frail
and Fiona joined forces to urge that carers in Somerset receive
better financial and practical support in their caring roles,
plus regular health checks and more breaks.
MP has objected to proposed Somerset cuts to the Young Carers
budget, which provides support for 341 carers in Somerset aged
from 8 to 18 years old who look after a family member who is unwell.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "These are the most vulnerable in
our society and we should be increasing, not decreasing, the support
we offer them!"
about time we knew whether the Conservatives are going to support
Somersets Young Carers or not weeks and weeks have
passed and families have a right to know. It is still unclear
exactly what the Conservatives propose, what level of service
is being run and what will be planned for Young
hear reports of the County Council running a skeleton service,
with rumours of unfilled vacancies and budgets left unspent."
Burnham MP Tessa Munt with TV presenter and former carer Fiona
Phillips at the launch of Carers' Week