Gildernew welcomes Carers Week events
Sinn Féin spokesperson for Carers and Wellbeing Colm Gildernew MLA has welcomed a number of events taking place to mark Carers Week 2018.
Speaking at the launch of a report into the physical and mental strain of caring, the Fermanagh-South Tyrone MLA commented:
“I deeply appreciate the opportunity to chair a number of events this week celebrating carers and discussing the challenges they face.
“The ‘Staying healthy and staying connected’ report launched today highlights the stress and anxiety for many of the 220,000 carers in the north.
“I also want to encourage all carers to consider being part of an independent panel of carers who will directly input into the future of social care. There are 20 posts being recruited with support for travel, time and help with caring costs. Details can be found on the Department of health’s website.”