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Andrew Mitchell MP voices support for Sutton’s carers and marks Carers Rights Day 2011 at local Community Hub


Andrew Mitchell MP has met the North Birmingham Inter-Agency Carers Group at Sutton’s Our Place Community Hub on Farthing Lane to voice his support for carers across Sutton Coldfield as part of Carers Rights Day 2011.

Andrew met Elaine Winterbottom from the North Birmingham Inter-Agency Carers Group as well as Kelly Round, the Manger of the Community Hub, and a number of the volunteers who had helped set up the centre. Kelly explained how the centre had been set up entirely through fund-raising and grants and completely gutted and refitted, mostly by volunteers.

Andrew discussed the important role of carers in the community and how the many local support groups will use the Community Hub as a base and somewhere they can hold coffee mornings, drop-in sessions, mentoring and other services.

Andrew Mitchell MP said, “Carers Rights Day is a great focal point through which we in the local community can come together to support carers. These people do an incredible but often un-noticed job for their loved ones and they deserve and need lots of support and recognition. Many thanks to the North Birmingham Inter-Agency Carers Group for helping to provide that support and increasing awareness of the quiet but very hard work carers across Sutton Coldfield undertake day in, day out.”

Speaking about the brand new Community Hub, Andrew Mitchell said, “This was my first visit to the Our Place Community Hub and it will not be my last. I am very proud of what our local community has achieved here and I know it will provide an invaluable home to those groups and individuals that use it.”

Andrew Mitchell meets North Birmingham Inter-Agency Carers Group at Sutton’s Our Place Community Hub


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