Rotherham carers urged to get help

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ROTHERHAM MP John Healey has urged Rotherham’s 30,000 carers to seek the support they are entitled to.

The Wentworth and Dearne MP is backing a campaign by Carers UK to mark Carers Rights Day, last Friday.

He attended an event for local carers at Rotherham Town Hall to mark the day.

He said: “Carers are fulfilling a vital role in our society, but too often they go without the support they need.

“We must all help identify and support people who are looking after ill, frail or disabled loved ones; particularly if they are looking after young children as well.”

Jeanette Mallinder, Rotherham Carers Forum co-ordinator, said the town’s 30,288 carers make up 12 per cent of the town’s population.

Call Carers UK on 0808 8087777.