THOSE who sacrifice their time for others have been given the recognition they deserve.
Sunderland Mayor Coun Iain Kay, and Mayoress Coun Barbara McClennan presented certificates as part of the annual Caring for Carers Awards,
Held at the Stadium of Light, the awards give unpaid carers who look after ill or disabled family members or friends the opportunity to nominate and thank workers who have supported them in their caring roles and made a real difference to their lives.
Workers and volunteers from the health, social care and voluntary sectors were all awarded at the event which took place as part of the Carers Week celebrations.
Lisa Hall, of Sunderland Carers’ Centre, said: “In our work supporting carers we regularly hear about what has gone wrong for carers and the good work that is done by agencies is often overlooked.
“Each year we run the Caring for Carers Awards to recognise workers who have made a real difference to the lives of carers and to highlight good practice in the city. It is also a special way for carers to say thank you.”