Monthly Archives: May 2015

Carers 'worried about more welfare cuts' charity warns

Around half of carers are struggling to make ends meet and worried about how further cuts to welfare will impact them, a charity has warned.

Carers UK said it was calling on the Government to help the millions of carers who provide vital help to others by providing them with better financial support.

Cystic fibrosis drug offers hope to patients

  • 17 May 2015
  • From the section Health

A “groundbreaking” cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve patients’ quality of life, say doctors.

Patients often die before their 40s as mucus clogs and damages their lungs and leaves them prone to infection.

Tens of thousands who work and look after relatives could be forced into unemployment

In less than 10 years, a million people will be living with dementia, a number set to double by 2051, says the Alzheimer’s Society

Tens of thousands of people who juggle work with looking after ageing relatives could be forced into unemployment if care for the elderly is subjected to further cuts by the Government, campaigners have warned.