Anne writes thoughtfully about her own experiences as an unpaid carer who felt taken for granted and underappreciated by the NHS despite saving them money. She recommends a person centred approach which is low-tech and low-cost.
She writes that “Unpaid carers require much more support as many feel taken for granted and it is important that unpaid carers feel valued and appreciated for the role that they provide, given that they are saving the NHS and social care services. They deserve ongoing support in their role and to be able to access the training they need and for Carer’s Allowance to be more generous and to be entitled to regular respite so that they can continue to provide care effectively.”
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