Can Britain afford to ignore carers?

A recent survey by the Princess Royal Trust For Carers show we as a society can no longer ignore the unpaid carers who provide most of the care to the elderly, the sick and the disabled in Britain.

Do you think it is the NHS or social services that provide the largest amount of care to sick and disabled people throughout the country?

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3 Responses to “Can Britain afford to ignore carers?”

  1. maddy Says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with this article. I would suggest that the pressure on carers will not be helped by the re-assessments and medicals of the people they care for, this is a vital factor in the welfare reforms that needs to be addressed.

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  3. carerwatch Says:

    Carer Watch contacted Carole Cochrane for a comment…

    “”The new coalition government has an opportunity to improve the lives of millions of carers. As part of their welfare reform they must ensure greater financial support for carers, and the Comprehensive Spending Review must deliver the improved community support for carers to combine work and care, as pledged already by the government in June.

    Six million carers will judge the government by the decisions they make in the next two months.””

    Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

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