The Department of Health has recognised that it’s time to create a new strategy for carers, who look after family members, friends, neighbours with their long-term health needs. They say “Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members and many rightly take pride in providing essential support for those close to them. Caring for others should not be to the detriment of the carer’s own health and wellbeing and carers can receive support in a number of ways – including from social services, the NHS, or the benefit system.”
It’s a simple question but it can have a lot of different answers – how can we improve support for carers?
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