Carers

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Spare a thought for overwhelmed carers, for whom there’s no end in sight | Letter
A reader describes how her husband’s 24/7 needs have cost her freedom and independence

Letters

16, Jun, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Dad had no idea what was going on at his DWP assessment. Still, he was declared ‘fit to work’ and our benefits stopped | Siobhan
I’m a carer for my dad. It took a year to appeal the decision – so we ended up at the food bank, says Siobhan

Siobhan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Unpaid UK carers 4.5% worse off as cost of living erodes benefits value
Warnings of cost-of-caring crisis as state allowance is cut by £170 a year in real terms

Michael Savage Policy editor

24, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Most carers like me haven’t had a break since 2020 – it’s a scandal in plain sight | Yasmin Qureshi
For as long as I have been an MP, I have been an unpaid carer. Never has it been more urgent to fix this broken system – yet the Tories do nothing

Yasmin Qureshi

07, Apr, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Almost half of working-age women in UK do 45 hours of unpaid care a week – study
Exclusive: study finds women are providing 23.2bn hours of unpaid childcare care worth estimated £382bn

Alexandra Topping

31, Mar, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Tell us: how have you been affected by staff shortages in community care in England?
We would like to hear from people struggling to access care services outside of hospital amid rising Omicron cases in England

Guardian community team

29, Dec, 2021 @11:13 AM

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I didn’t want anyone else to look after Mum – until I realised what she wanted | Simon Hattenstone
My sister and I thought we knew what was best for our mother but we neglected something crucial, says Guardian columnist Simon Hattenstone

Simon Hattenstone

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Do I need to leave my partner for the sake of my fragile son? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
It’s all about your partner, your son, your dad, your friends. You need to find a way to include your own needs in whatever you decide

Annalisa Barbieri

26, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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In modern Australia, why must caring for your family come second to your work duties? | Van Badham
‘Workplace flexibility’ is an industrial euphemism for shedding staff who have the temerity to exist beyond their job

Van Badham

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Budget reactions: ‘I make that 27p a year between us better-off’
A carer, a scientist, a small business owner and an HGV driver tell us how the budget will affect them

Rupert Jones

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Transforming care must be central to any bold vision of a greener future | Emily Kenway
Care work – paid and unpaid – has huge knock-on effects for the climate that can no longer be ignored, says author Emily Kenway

Emily Kenway

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Can we survive this squeeze?’: how to cope when both your kids and your parents need help
Who can look after my 95-year-old mum? How do I support my troubled teen? Experts’ top tips for the sandwich generation crushed by conflicting demands

Joanna Moorhead

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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