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SOUTH Yorkshire MP John Healey has teamed up with TV presenter Fiona Phillips to promote Carers Week.

The week, from June 18, recognises people who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. Wentworth and Dearne MP Mr Healey wants carers to be offered regular breaks and health checks. Meanwhile, Barnsley Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight, which started this week, with a radio campaign to encourage more carers to volunteer.