Local charity Carers in Bedfordshire is supporting Carers UK’s campaign. This launched today (Wednesday 10 February) and calls upon the Government to address the financial hardship faced by many unpaid carers.
Carers UK is calling for a £20 a week supplement to the Carer’s Allowance, which would help carers manage both the higher costs of caring and the lack of services available to help them stay in work.Read More
Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are highlighting the important work done by carers and the help available to them.
40,000 carers across Bedfordshire provide unpaid support to family and friends, who could not manage without their help.
They make a huge contribution to improving the lives of older, disabled and chronically ill people, many of whom would otherwise need residential care.
Caring for a family member or close friend can be very rewarding. But this responsibility can, over a period of time, also become physically and emotionally challenging.
So all carers should take steps to maintain their own health and well-being and be aware of the support on offer.Read More
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