Charity demands better support for the UK’s 6.5 MILLION unpaid carers : Welfare Weekly

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Carers UK calls on all political parties to commit to improving the lives of unpaid carers.

A leading charity has issued a heartfelt plea to all political parties, calling for better support for the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers and a commitment to improving the lives of carers.

Carers UK has launched its Carers Manifesto, following Theresa May’s announcement of snap general election in June, listing its top five priorities on how political parties can help those caring unpaid for older, seriously ill or disabled loved ones across the UK.

The charity says “the time has come for a new social contract” between carers, public services, employers, and the public, to build a “society that values, respects and supports unpaid carers” in all areas of their lives.

It adds that all carers should be guaranteed financial security, services that are there when needed, an NHS that properly supports…

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