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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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Sue McLintock, Manager of the Carer Positive Awards, added: 'We are delighted to present this award to the University of Strathclyde, which leads the way in becoming the first University to be recognised as a Carer Positive 'Exemplary' employer.
Experts suggest there could now be 8.8m adult carers in the UK, up from 6.3m estimated in the 2011 census - with more than 200,000 across Merseyside.
Our hard-working carers deserve our support, which is why weve invested almost $50 million for extra respite, transport concessions and grants for local carer groups.
Recognised Tom Arthur is presented with Carer Positive Employer Established award by Simon Hodgson, director of Carers Scotland, and Minister for Mental Health Clare Haughey
This could include the promotion of assistive technology such as the use of remote monitoring, smart switches and automated medication reminders that can provide the working carer with peace of mind enabling them to focus better on their work.
Carers have been invited to celebrate their work while also suggesting how a north-east public garden can be improved.
THIS week is Carers Week 2019 and the theme is "Connecting 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.
"We know that at least one in five of us will become carers in our lifetime.
Other services that people with dementia and their families are referred to include Alzheimers New Zealand, Carer Support, Age Concern, regional health services for older people and mental health services for older people.
We recognise the important contribution carers make - and we believe the current total paid out to them is not enough.
The new Supporting Carers leaflet, funded by a Better Care Fund grant, provides advice for carers on how to get support in their role as well as contact numbers and tips from local carers.