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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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Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman today released the first report on the Partners in Care engagement program and the initial Queensland Government response Working better with foster and kinship carers.
Research reveals carers are reaching breaking point as they struggle to get even the smallest respite.
BEING OFFICER: NEWCIS has 6148 carers in Flintshire and 3,500 in Denbighshire registered with them.
Chief executive of Carers UK, Helena Herklots, said: "It is deeply concerning that three-quarters of respondents feel carers are undervalued by society.
Dr David Kelly, a GP and chairman of North Kirklees CCG, said: "The Carers Charter is the first step towards making sure that we make a real difference to carers.
We as carers provide five hours' minimum care per day at a cost of PS17, paid for with carer's allowance and attendance allowance.
We as carers provide five hours' minimum per day at a cost of PS17, paid for with carer's allowance and attendance allowance.
Currently there is a tick-box for care leavers and those with dependants, but there is no mechanism for identifying carers in the Ucas process.
Carers Trust Heart of England recently worked with Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots to provide family carers with a beauty day.
It will therefore be very important that after the General Election the new government recognises the contribution unpaid carers make in saving it billions of pounds by paying the price themselves.
Based at Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, the group aims to alleviate stress, support carers and reach out to the 'hidden carers' in society.
What carers have in common is the selflessness and dedication to put their family member or friend's needs before their own, but what they also have in common is an on-going life of isolation, ill-health and poverty.