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Carers

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Fraser Kemp Fraser Kemp Labour, Houghton and Washington East 12:35 pm, 11th June 2009

Of course we all welcome training for professionals in the field. In common with many other hon. Members, I met some carers in my constituency on Friday. One of the issues that came up was training for carers, not the professionals. One constituent said that she had gone on a training course that had dealt with the particular complex issues affecting her son. She said that she could not express of what huge benefit that was to her in understanding his condition and disability. I know that some research projects are going on, but I ask the Minister to consider training for carers as well as professionals.

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