actress joins Burnham-On-Sea MP at launch of Carers Week 2013
MP has joined forces with TV actress Lynda Bellingham to recognise
the contribution that local carers make on a daily basis at the
launch of Carers Week 2013.
has appeared on ITV's Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women
and Country House Sunday.
and Tessa Munt, pictured, launched the national 'Prepared to Care'
campaign which highlights how the UK's 6.5 million carers are
coping, how effectively government is supporting the growing numbers
of carers, and whether the wider population is prepared for future
Week takes place to recognise and celebrate the UKs carers
and encourage them to access the support, advice and information
they need that can help improve their lives and the people they
Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Every day across our rural
area 1 in 8 people will care for a loved one in some form. These
people give up their time, sometimes their jobs, and often make
life changing decisions to care for someone. We, as a society,
must be prepared to care for our carers."
Week takes place from 10-16th June with events being held to help
carers access support and advice.
the local area, Crossroadscare will be running a trip to a Cider
Museum near Highbridge.