This week is Carers Week, and the Council has been celebrating the value and hard work that carers across Merton bring to the borough. The theme this year is ‘Making Carers visible and valued’ and Merton Council has been working alongside several other organisations and with carers themselves, to make that happen, by developing a plan for the next five years.
It’s been especially tough for carers during the pandemic and unpaid carers across Merton are continuing to face challenges due to COVID-19. The council would like to thank them for the invaluable support and companionship they continue to provide to others. Carers help save the UK economy millions every year, during the pandemic alone from March 2020 to November 2020, this was a massive £530 million a day. For more information on events, visit here