AN Eastbourne charity is fighting for the role of carers to be recognised by the government.

Care for the Carers is based in St Leonards Road.

It says: “It is not too late for the Government to recognise the vital role that unpaid carers play, and to put in place much needed financial support ahead of this coming winter.

“It can only be right that we give back to carers who have done so much for others during this crisis.

“Without this help, many will continue to face real hardship and suffering.”

Read the open letter and find out more about the #FairerForCarers campaign: