Sarah Jones and Mandy Maddock smiling
Sarah Jones MP and Together group coordinator Mandy Maddock celebrating the launch

Croydon MP champions disabled carers’ rights during visit to Carers Support Centre

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones pledged to support the rights of disabled carers during her visit to the Carers Support Centre, a drop in advice and support centre for carers in Croydon.

Sarah Jones MP spoke at the launch of Together, a grassroots community group supporting disabled people who care for friends and family members.  

The launch took place on Carers Rights Day, the national campaign to raise awareness of carers’ rights.

There are over 33,000 carers looking after friends and family with an illness or disability in Croydon, just under 10% of the local population.

Sarah Jones speaking at launch
Sarah Jones MP speaking at launch

Commenting on the launch of Together, Sarah Jones MP said: “Carers are some of the real unsung heroes of our society. Carers are unpaid and recent research found that they can go months or years without a day off.

That’s why I’m so pleased that Together has launched. Whatever the problems we face in society, the solutions are always about coming together, giving each other support and campaigning to change things.

I look forward to supporting Together in their ongoing work and I congratulate them on the successful launch.”

Sarah Jones MP cutting the launch cake with Mandy Maddock
Cutting the launch cake

Helen Thompson, Carers Support Centre manager, also spoke in favour of the group’s aims.

The afternoon ended on a high with Sarah Jones MP and group coordinator Mandy Maddock jointly cutting the official launch cake. 

For more information on the group, text group coordinator Mandy Maddock on 07889 971 713 or email mandy@dpact.org.uk">mandy@dpact.org.uk

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