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Give Carers a Break

February 17, 2021 11:00 AM

Carers are under enormous pressure - most carers are now exhausted.

Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic started.

Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to give carers a break.

We're calling for emergency funding to councils so they can offer every unpaid carer the support services they need to take a weekly break.

Cllr. Inga Lockington says: "I support the Give Carers a Break Campaign. I know that being a Family Carer at any age can be very rewarding but also very hard work physically and emotionally. The impact of physical or psychological disability, or dementia is always very individual, Everyone has their own story, both carer and cared for. If you are caring for someone who is restless at night you might find you don't sleep either but still have to be the Carer during the day. In Suffolk we are lucky to have Suffolk Family Carers, and other specialised charities that can provide support through knowing about the nature of the problems carers face.
If you have been a carer for a longer time hopefully you will have been able to access specialist support and understanding. Should you have become a carer more recently you are not alone and support is out there but you may need help to find it. I would encourage anyone to ask at their GPs surgery in the first instance and they should be able to direct you. During Covid-19 most Charities have had to change the way they work."

To show your support for the campaign please go to this web page:-

https://change.libdems.org.uk/helpcarers

Give Carers a Break