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Chamber debate on #carers Thurs June 9th – #CarersWeek

8 June 2016

On Thursday 9 June, MPs will take part in a debate in the House of Commons Chamber on carers. This debate was recommended by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Mims Davies MP.

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This debate will be opened by Mims Davies, Conservative MP for Eastleigh

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Transcripts of proceedings in the Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Digital Debate

From Monday 6 June members of the public can inform the Backbench Business debate by joining the conversation on the Carers Week Facebook page at

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee’s meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

copied from  Parliament site



Carers Week Quest 9–15 June 2014

9 June 2014

The Carers Week Quest is an exciting new initiative to encourage improved collaborative working in local communities to reach out to carers. It aims to reach out to the thousands of carers in the UK who are currently missing out on services and support.

At the heart of activity will be a focus on working together in local communities to reach as many carers as possible during Carers Week which takes place from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 June 2014.

On this website you will find information and ideas about how you can take part in the Carers Week and pledge your support to the Carers Week Quest by sharing how you plan to reach out to the thousands of carers missing out on support and services.

Further details can be found here




Carers Week 14th–20th June 2010

14 June 2010


More than three-quarters (76%) of people looking after an ill, frail or disabled loved one do not have a life outside of their caring role, according to new research issued to launch Carers Week


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