Carers Week 14th–20th June 2010

NO LIFE OF MY OWN SAY THE UK’S CARERS 

More than three-quarters (76%) of people looking after an ill, frail or disabled loved one do not have a life outside of their caring role, according to new research issued to launch Carers Week

Carers UK

Carers UK have welcomed the recognition of Carers Week by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP, who appeared with Carers UK’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs Emily Holzhausen on GMTV. The Minister paid tribute to the contribution carers make and talked about how important it is for carers to have a life of their own alongside caring.

PRTC

The results show that huge numbers of carers are left isolated and lonely, missing out on opportunities that the rest of the population takes for granted. 80% have been forced to give up leisure activities or from going out socially since becoming a carer.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

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