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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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The award is Carers Scotland's highest level of recognition and builds on the University's 2018 award of Carer Positive 'Established' status'.
Not having enough time, or money, to participate in leisure activities, as well as the stigma of being a carer, means one in three unpaid carers are always or often lonely, compared with just one in 20 of the general population.
Mr Crawford spoke with the new centre manager Ilona Broatch following Carers Week, discussing the challenges currently facing carers, and young carers in particular.
Running until tomorrow, Carers Week is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Whilst the issues faced by carers in the workforce may not be at the forefront of business concerns, the peak age for caring is between the ages of 45 and 64, a time when many employees have gained important skills, expertise and experience and are considered valuable to the future development of the business.
Local carers will be welcomed today to Aden Park's Carer's Garden and be given a chance to discuss plans to further improve the space.
There are tens of thousands of carers across Wales, many of whom don't even recognise themselves as carers.
In Dumfries and Galloway, more than 10 per cent of the estimated 15,000 carers are registered, with 29 per cent of them giving up more than 50 hours of their time a week to support those who depend on them.
"In Working with Family Carers, a book inspired by my own experiences, I discuss some of the issues faced by carers in the UK.'' Dr Gant continued: "From identifying carers and providing information and advice and, given the likelihood of practitioners themselves providing (and receiving) care, it also offers a discussion regarding maintaining resilience and the extent to which personal experiences guide and inform practitioners' response to working with carers.
However, caring for family members with dementia can be stressful and can result in poor health outcomes for both carers and the person with dementia.
Eligible carers will get a supplementary payment of PS221, equivalent of an extra PS8.50 per week, an increase of 13 per cent on Carer's Allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions.