"We welcome this report by Carers UK, which provides us with a helpful insight on the impact that the current system is having on family carers.

"That care cannot be taken for granted and everyone needs a break. The report from Carers UK highlights just how little time carers have – and how little they ask for – just a break to see the doctor themselves for example. We fully support the need for funding to provide this essential support.   Last week’s short-term funding announcement was a step in the right direction to stop things getting worse,  but much more is needed in terms of long term funding and a long term plan if social care is to really support older and disabled  people live better lives and to enable carers the support that they need.”

-ENDS-

 

Notes to Editors

  • A copy of the report from Carers UK is available here.