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Carers Week 2021

EDM (Early Day Motion) 148: tabled on 07 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Carers Week which takes place on the 7th to the 13th June 2021; notes that Week’s theme is Make Caring Visible and Valued; highlights the invaluable contribution that over 6.5 million unpaid carers make to their local communities across the UK; recognises that carers have been under extraordinary pressure during the Coronavirus pandemic and that many of the challenges that those carers face have intensified, meaning that 81 per cent of carers are spending more time on their caring responsibilities and two thirds of carers have not had any breaks at all since the beginning of the pandemic; and calls on the Government to provide unpaid carers with the support services that they need, including respite care so that carers can take regular breaks.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Richmond Park
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
Foyle
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Twickenham
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
St Albans
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Bath
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
East Lothian
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2021
Edinburgh West
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Strangford
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2021
North East Fife
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Norwich South
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.