Category: Elderly care

Combination of inadequate support and lack of awareness from communities is damaging life chances of UK’s carers

2016-06-13 19:14:32

Combination of inadequate support and lack of awareness from communities is damaging life chances of UK’s carers The life chances of many of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by inadequate support from local services, according to new research launched today for Carers Week 2016. CW research report 2016What’s more, when carers face a lack of understanding about their caring role from the...Read more

End of life care-over 50s not confident they will get the care they’ll need

More than half of the UK’s over 50s are not confident that they will get the care they will need Marie Curie calls for Government action More than half (53%) of the UK’s over 50s – that equates to 12.4 million people – are not confident that they will get the care they need towards the end of their life, according to a new survey commissioned by Marie Curie. Only 5% of people over 50 surveyed by YouGov felt ‘very...Read more