MP CAROLINE Nokes has pledged her support to carers as part of a national campaign to get more people to register as carers during Carers Week (9 to 15 June).

One in eight adults are carers but the very nature of the role – being there for a loved one facing ill health or disability – often means people don’t identify themselves as carers so miss out on support.

Without the right help caring can have a serious impact on physical and emotional health, work and finances.

Carers Week Quest 2014 is calling on individuals and organisations across the UK – including community groups, GPs, health and social care professionals, employers – to connect with families in their local communities who are providing care.

Caroline Nokes said: “Carers make a hugely valuable contribution to society and they need support to carry on the work they do.”