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How can social workers support unpaid carers?

Social care professionals can help identify carers and link them up to support servicesSha

Timm Ranson with his son, Danny. ‘I always dread this job. I try and leave it as long as possible.’ Photograph: Timm Ranson/Guardian Witness

“Caring for someone you love is a real privilege fraught with sorrow,” said one contributor to our Guardian Witness project about unpaid caring. “And some self-pity, which is fought off relentlessly. For my wife and I as parents, it is a life sentence. We will be doing this until the day we die.”

Fourteen Cornish Charities Get Grants Cut

10:14am 8th July 2014

Pressure is going to be increased on carers

Fourteen Cornish charities are having their grants cut.

It is as Cornwall Council is scrapping a number of adult social care services.

Pot of gold! Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire receive £60m for roads, rail, education and broadband improvements

Proposals would see 95 per cent of homes in Norfolk and Suffolk covered by broadband.

Monday, July 7, 2014
11:25 AM

Better broadband, new roads and college buildings will be built in Norfolk and Suffolk amid a multi-million diversion of government funds which the prime minister claims will create “real change” in the region.

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