National Carers Week takes place this year from 7th-13th June and with over a year of a pandemic to deal with there could not be a more appropriate time to raise awareness of carers.
Did you know that carers have lost, on average, 25 hours of support a month they previously had from services or family and friends before the pandemic and our recommendations as to what should be done to give carers the breaks they desperately need.
According to the Carers Week website fewer than one in five (14%) exhausted unpaid carers are confident that the support they receive with caring will continue following the COVID-19 pandemic.
After an extraordinarily challenging year providing many more hours of care for loved ones during the pandemic – coping with reduced support from health and care services as well as limited help from family and friends – unpaid carers are seriously worried…
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