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carer

A person, usually a relative, parent, spouse, partner, child, or friend, who provides regular and substantial voluntary care, often in lieu of a paid care worker, to someone who is disabled, severely ill, frail or has a mental health problem.
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Arlene Kyle, PSS carer development worker, explained: "Our carers work from home and provide a service where people can stay for the day, a short break or on a more long-term basis.
Thus, in general, policy and programs should recognize that both the carer and disabled person have different needs for independence, work, income, recreation, pensions, pay for care, etc.
the company employs approximately 270 full time staff members while its company-trained flexible staffing team comprises more than 25,000 high-quality nurses and carers.
We welcome the DWP's efforts to encourage carers to take up the contribution, which provides important protection in later life for those who have been unable to work because of caring for a relative or friend.
Carers are asking the Government for good quality, affordable and reliable health and care services that recognise, value and support them as carers and a well-funded social care system that supports families when they need help.
Research conducted by the Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers, shows that 26% of young adult carers (YACs) in the UK aged between 14 and 25 have suffered bullying at school specifically because of their role in helping others.
But help is out there in the form of support from Kirklees Young Carers and Y other groups.
Over the last month we have seen two of our carers shortlisted for local community awards for the dedication and resilience they have shown in their fostering career.
Michele O'Brien, Carers and Partnerships' Manager for Adult Services, part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, says: "Carers spend so much time focusing on someone in their family who is ill or disabled, they often feel they can't afford to be ill so can easily ignore their own health needs.
TOWN hall leaders have thrown their weight behind the Mirror's Caring for Carers campaign.
Flexible working enables carers to change their working hours and conditions to better fit the realities of caring.
I am urging all carers reading this in the West Midlands to visit www.