As we start Carer's Week Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care, Councillor Matthew Winnington remembers the city's carers and thank them for their dedication.
More people than ever are caring for friends or relatives during the pandemic so it's really important that alongside recognising the work that paid carers do day to day as part of their jobs in care homes and in people's own homes, we recognise and support family and friends carers at this time.
There are some events going on this week that can be found by clicking the Carers Week picture including an online social this Thursday and a
feedback session for carers on Friday so if that is something you'd like to take part in please do follow the instructions on how to join via the link, especially if you've only taken on caring duties during the crisis.
I'm also adding my voice to help Make Care Visible which is the official Carers Week theme this year which can be done here if you'd like to support that campaign as well.
To support Carers Week you can also pop this poster in your window.
I'd like to say thank-you to all unpaid carers this week; they are at the bedrock of our city and we simply wouldn't be able to get by as a community without them. This has been a really difficult time in Portsmouth with a lot of challenges but so many people have been working so hard to support the most vulnerable in our community, it makes me very proud.
Cllr Matthew Winnington
Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care
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