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Carers save the country £119bn a year

 

Carers save the country £119bn a year

UK’s 6 million carers make ‘massive contribution’ to society but are struggling as services and benefits are cut

 

Sherry Pugh and Terry Nichols and their sons. William has cerebral palsy and needs round the clock care. They work alternate shifts, so someone is always there for William.

Carers who look after relatives or friends are saving the nation £119bn a year, or almost as much as the entire cost of the NHS, according to the latest calculation by researchers.

‘No one seems to care about the carers’

 

‘No one seems to care about the carers’

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editorial image Care: Full-time carers, Freda and Albert Redfearn with their daughter Lorraine at their home in Bamber Bridge

Published on Friday 1 April 2011 11:50

A FAMILY of a severely disabled woman has blasted cuts to public spending and claim they will be left unable to cope.

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