Chesterfield MP: 'We need to care more about our carers'

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins had a strong message about the importance of valuing carers when he attended a training event organised by the Derbyshire Carers Association as part of National Carer’s Week.

Toby was attending a free manual handling training event at Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s Hartington Unit, which was organised by the Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) to give carers the necessary skills to reduce injuries to themselves and those they care for.

Toby said “there are thousands of carers across Derbyshire working 24/7 to care for loved ones, and whilst they dedicate themselves selflessly to this vocation, many carers end up with injuries due to the care they provide, particularly back injuries. It is vital that we provide them with the equipment and training needed to ensure they stay healthy too”.

Carers Week Training

Toby Perkins MP with Helen Weston, County Team Leader for Derbyshire Carers Association, and carers from DCA

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