MP Iain Stewart has thrown his support behind Carers Week, which will run between June 10 and 16.
Mr Stewart, who represents Milton Keynes South, joined forces with actress Lynda Bellingham to show they are Prepared to Care – the focus of this year’s campaign.
He said: “Every day across Milton Keynes one in eight people will care for a loved one in some form. This hidden group of people give up their time, sometimes their jobs and often make life changing sacrifices to care for someone.”
Carers save the UK economy around £119 billion every year. Through the week a number of events will be held to help carers get support and advice.
For more information visit www.carersweek.org