Fighting to give carers a voice

The Liberal Democrats are asking people across our community who care for relatives to get in touch and share their story – to mark national Carers Rights Day this Thursday 26th November.

Liberal Democrat party leader Ed Davey has said he wants the party wants to be a “strong voice” for the millions across the country – including 22,004 people in the Oldham area who care for those who need it.

Ed himself knows the burden put on carers for family members – having been a carer for his mum when growing up and now caring for his disabled son.

Carers can get in touch and share their experiences at

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Mark Kenyon said: “Millions of people across the country act as unpaid carers for loved ones. This year has highlighted more than ever the issues many of them face.

Mark Kenyon

“If you are a carer – or someone who receives regular care support from a relative of a friend – we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us and share your story.”

He concluded: “It’s more important than ever to have your say now with our Council considering millions of pounds worth of cuts to our care budget including payments that help volunteers with travel costs. Sadly, it looks like austerity has only just begun.”

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