Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, who speaks on Carers issues in the House of Lords, has been Patron of Herefordshire Carers Support since 2009. She has been campaigning for greater recognition of Carers for many years, becoming Chief Executive of the National Council for Carers, now called Carers UK, in 1986. She was made a life peer in 1997.
Since becoming Patron of HCS Baroness Pitkeathley has delivered the key note address at the Herefordshire annual Carers Rights Day (held at the end of November), bringing news of the latest policy trends direct from Parliament. She has offered trustees and staff unstinting support and is a friend to many Carers in the county.
Baroness Pitkeathley continually raises the profile of Carers in the House of Lords and was a member of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for the Care Bill. The following are some links to her work.