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Carers should receive what they’re entitled to

Baroness Altmann

ACROSS Britain, 6.5million people are supporting a loved one who is elderly, disabled or seriously ill.

This is the country’s wonderful army of carers.

Unpaid and often unrecognised, they play a vital role – not just to the relatives, partners, parents, children, friends or neighbours for whom they care – but for our society.

It is no secret that we are living longer.

People are now surviving for years with illnesses and disabilities which, just a generation or two ago, would have meant an earlier death.

People with such conditions can live life to the full.

Adult social care ‘under stress and strain’, chief inspector warns

Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said.

Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.

There were 30,000 allegations of abuse of people using social care services in the first six months of this year, according to the newspaper.

‘We need a revolution in the care sector’

‘We can’t rely on the state for support’

Broadcaster and carer Beti George claims the current vision for dementia care is not fit for purpose

06:00, 5 August 2015
By David Deans

She claims a shift in attitudes is essential to cope with the tragic disease in Wales

A shift in attitudes and care for people with dementia is essential to cope with a disease that will touch all of us, says broadcaster and carer Beti George

We can no longer rely on state support for people with dementia, a respected Welsh broadcaster is due to say at the Eisteddfod today.