Carers ‘on the brink’ as they face further Covid-19 restrictions


Family carers (unpaid carers) have been pushed to the limit for many years and now they are beyond the limit and there is only so much one can take, but this Government expects them to do more and more.

With the easements brought in under the Coronavirus Act 2020, local authorities do not have to abide with the requirements of the hard fought for Care Act 2014.

So people in need of carers and also their family carers have been seriously let down again by the Government who lie and lie again and again.

They say they care and perhaps they do, but not for persons in need of care and their family carers, for all they care about is themselves and their rich associates.

If they did care, then they would have done something constructive to solve the crisis in Social Care, but again they have done nothing and just see Social Care disintegrate further.

I have created the petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care,

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care.

This Government needs to act and act now.

Govt Newspeak

I am a carer of two-disabled relatives and have to admit I have climbed the walls sometimes during lockdown. GN

Unpaid carers are fearful of how they will cope with increased restrictions or lockdowns, a charity has said.

A carer holds a patient's hand

Seventy-eight percent of carers claim the support requirements for the person they care for have grown over the period of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Carers UK.

The survey, of 5,904 carers in September, ascertained that 80% are providing more care than they were prior to lockdown, and two-thirds (67%) are concerned about how they will cope with further lockdowns or local restrictions.

The increased burden has left two-thirds of carers exhausted and worn out, with 64% experiencing worsening mental health and 58% seeing their physical health impacted.

Chief executive Helen Walker said: “The majority of carers have only known worry and exhaustion throughout this pandemic. “They continue to provide extraordinary hours…

View original post 496 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.