Every weekday, the Prime Minister recognises an outstanding inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award.

Neil Joesbury, from Birmingham, is a leading Carer Friendly Ambassador for Forward Carers. Neil has undertaken challenges such as a walking tour across Birmingham connecting with local shops, businesses and community groups to raise awareness of support for unpaid carers.

Neil is a Carer for both his father and brother but alongside this and a part-time job is leading the social enterprise’s “Carer Friendly Communities” initiative, helping to ensure that people are able to access support where needed and improve wellbeing for Carers. He also works with GP practices to improve understanding of support for Carers, and acts as a key champion for other Carers in the wider area, providing peer to peer support.

Neil said:

“I love working with ‘Forward Carers’. As I always say, if I can help another carer then I have achieved my goal. Being an unpaid carer can be challenging but I love working with other carers who I can help to achieve their goal.”

About Points of Light

UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.

Since then, hundreds of people have been named Points of Light by the Prime Minister, highlighting an enormous array of innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain.

Volunteer With Us
Forward Carers has a wide range of volunteering opportunities suitable for all ages, interests, and skillsets. If you would like to be a volunteer like Neil, get it touch with our friendly team to find out how your skills and passion could make a real difference to the Carers in your community. Just drop us a line carerfriendly@forwardcarers.org.uk