Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is helping to highlight this year’s Carers Week which runs from the 6th – 12th June with events across the City and County of Swansea. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Mrs Evans, who visited an information display at Gorseinon Library today, backed Carers week saying:
“Carers are often the unseen heroes in people’s lives. The Annual Carers Week gives us an opportunity to show carers that they are appreciated. It puts a spotlight on carers, providing a chance for the public to gain a better understanding of what carers do, and the great service that they provide to the community.
“The Welsh Government's new Social Services and Wellbeing Act means that carers now have enhanced rights, ensuring that the needs of carers are better met in future."
Events are taking place across Gower throughout the week, with information points at Pontarddulais, Gorseinon and Oystermouth Libraries throughout the week.