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'Secret service must not be ignored'.

CAERPHILLY MP Wayne David has called for the UK's six million carers to be given greater recognition.

He and television presenter Jonathan Dimbleby have joined forces to praised the role carers play. But they want to see carers given more support.

Speaking during carers' week, Mr David said: "There are thou-sandof people in the Caerphilly constituency who sacrifice their time - and often their health, finances, work and social life - in order to care for a loved one.

"They deserve to be recognised for the priceless contribution they make, both to our local community and to society at large."

And Mr Dimbleby said: "Just imagine for a moment what would happen if carers ceased to care and simply gave up. There would be no-one to look after millions of frail, elderly and disabled people.

"Those of us who have been in that role, even for a short time, know how testing and draining it can be. That's why Britain's secret service must not be forgotten, ignored or exploited."
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 10, 2009
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