14 SEP 2018

Caring for Suffolk's Carers

A regular supporter of Suffolk Family Carers, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit the organisation to learn more about recent changes and developments there.

For decades, Suffolk Family Carers have provided support, advice and information to thousands of family carers across Suffolk. We all know that people are living longer, often with complex health conditions and illnesses. Here in Suffolk alone, there are over 78,000 identified carers looking after family members and loved ones. Suffolk Family Carers work to support these carers in their roles.

In particular, Dr Dan spoke to the team about the work they are doing to support young carers, who are often coping with the demands of school while caring for a parent or family member with ill health. The team have also been recognised for the outstanding work they are doing around mental health and wellbeing.

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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (11 Dec 2018)
Private parking enforcement at commercial ports and trading estates – Daniel Poulter. Adjournment debate

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Recruitment (7 Dec 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of full-time equivalent GPs in England; and will he make a statement.