Local charity Sheffield Young Carers is celebrating after their long-term supporter and MP, Paul Blomfield, became their new patron.
Before taking on the role of patron, Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, supported young carers in a number of ways, including raising awareness of the issues affecting young carers, organising a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament in London, and setting up an exclusive meeting with the members of Sheffield Young Carers’ Action Group, as part of his annual ‘Big Conversation,’ to hear the views of his constituents in Sheffield.
Mr Blomfield said: “I’m delighted to have become a patron of this brilliant charity working for truly inspiring young people. The way that young carers balance study or work with caring for parents or other family members is simply extraordinary. I’m delighted to have been asked to be a patron of Sheffield Young Carers and will continue to do all that I can for this impressive group of young people.”
Charity MP Sara Gowen said: “We feel very lucky to be welcoming Paul into his new role as our patron. He doesn’t just listen – he acts on what he hears, and we are greatly looking forward to working with him.”