Struggling unpaid carers urge government to expedite funding

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Carers UK found 55 percent of them have had reduced or no access to day services during the Covid crisis. Ten percent expect to get sufficient respite care and 13 percent to get enough practical support in the next year.

Helen Walker, Carers UK chief executive, said: “Without adequate funding for social care now, carers will be pushed over the edge.”

The Government will invest £5.4billion in social care from 2022. But the charity is calling for an urgent funding boost to help services cope over winter and an additional £1.5billion to pay for carers’ breaks.

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