ADASS welcomes the new report by Carers UK. Stephen Chandler, President of ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) said:

 

"This important report underlines the vital contribution that carers make – they are the backbone of our economy and our care services.  It also shows the major impact that caring has for someone’s own health and well-being.  We support Carers UK’s call for greater recognition and support for carers. We have ourselves previously called for £1.5bn to support carers to get a break to enable them to keep going over winter.  We need investment now to avoid carers breaking down which will result in further pressures on health and care services, with devastating impacts for all of us, especially those of us who are older or disabled .

"As we reform adult social care we need to radically re-think the relationship between working and caring. At a time when the economy is shouting out for workers, we must do more to support carers, with regular breaks, stronger employment rights and greater support to remain in employment.

 

-ENDS-

 

 
NOTE TO EDITORS
 
The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services is a charity. Our members are current and former directors of adult care or social services and their senior staff. Our objectives include:
  • Furthering comprehensive, equitable, social policies and plans which reflect and shape the economic and social environment of the time;
  • Furthering the interests of those who need social care services regardless of their backgrounds and status;
  • Promoting high standards of social care services.
 

For any follow up to the statement above, please contact:
Dr Phil McCarvill
ADASS Deputy Chief Officer
Phil.McCarvill@ADASS.org.uk
07919 483214

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