carer

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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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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.
There are over 375,000 unpaid carers in Wales who support family, friends and neighbours, providing unpaid care in Wales worth an estimated pounds 4.
PSS carers give people the chance to experience ordinary family life and develop new interests at the same time.
Market failures, competitive abuses, and exploitation of carers are possibilities.
To ensure the delivery of quality care throughout the hundreds of communities it serves, Allied offers extensive training programmes to its members - for pre-employment as well as during the course of a nurse or carers career.
Carers play an incredibly important role, supporting older Queenslanders and people with disability to lead the best possible life they can, Mrs O Rourke said.
Helena Herklots, chief executive of Carers UK, said: "Carers tell us that it can take years for them to fully understand the support they are entitled to; so it is of little surprise that 95% of carers who are eligible to receive Carer's Credit are not claiming it.
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.
Grosvenor Casino Coventry recently launched a partnership with the Carers Trust, and have raised PS1,200 for the programme.
Only recently, I met with Newcastle Parkinson's UK members, and young carers from Newcastle supported by Barnardo's.
Information day for carers A CARERS Volunteering Information Event is being held by North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) and Denbighshire County Council, on Thursday, April 3, from 10am to 1pm at Wellington Road Community Centre, Rhyl.