On September 17th members from Carers Action and staff from Carers Network presented Etta Carnelli with a lunch time spread, a bouquet of flowers and a special gift in appreciation for all her hardwork for carers across Westminster for the past six years. Etta is leaving the borough to settle in her new home of Dorset to be nearer her son who she cares for.
Nobody can say that Etta did not care passionately about carers rights, health and general well being. She campaigned tirelessly and spoke up for the rights of carers in various ways, such as her consistent and effective presence on various partnership boards, panels and committee groups, including, the Challenging Behaviour Steering Group, Carer Partnership Board, Carers Break Scheme Panel, Carers Network Board of Trustees and Carers Action.
Despite challenges with her sons care, she fought every fight with great patience, fortitude and grace. Her absence will be deeply felt by all who came into contact with the well spoken lady from Italy.
Carers Network and Carers Action would like to thank Etta for her commitment, hardwork and dedication to carers and wish her and her family the very for the future.