Hard-working carers from Hammersmith & Fulham were rewarded for their invaluable work with a special tea party at Hammersmith Town Hall last week.
Thirty carers, and those they care for, attended the Mayor’s Carers Tea Party hosted by H&F Mayor Cllr Mercy Umeh, Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan and Cllr Vivienne Lukey, H&F Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.
After a thank-you tea, the Mayor thanked those present for the fantastic work they do caring for their families and loved ones.
“The importance of the work that carers do in our borough cannot be understated and deserves to be celebrated and supported,” said Cllr Lukey.
“Our thanks are immeasurable, so I hope this gesture goes some way to letting them know their work is appreciated and a massive contribution to the overall well-being of H&F.”
Also attending the event were representatives from seven local organisations; Carer’s Network, Parents Active, Alzheimer’s Society, Open Age, Open Minds, HF Mind and Age UK H&F.
There are approximately 1,000 carers who work in H&F annually.
Their hard work was officially recognised and celebrated with events across H&F as part of National Carer’s Week from 6-10 June, including a river cruise, visit to Chiswick House and guided tour of the Houses of Parliament.