Thursday, November 5, 2009

NHS 'failing to support carers'

The National Health Service in England is failing to invest in sorely needed services for carers.

Data uncovered by two charities suggested just £10m of the extra £50m earmarked for support services was being spent this year , what dare we ask has happened to the other £40m ?

The money was promised by the government to help fund services such as respite care and counselling.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care said the results of the poll of 130 NHS trusts were alarming.

There are 6m carers in the country, 1.5m of whom spend more than 50 hours a week looking after relatives.

This is typical of the way health trust treat carers , its a total disgrace !

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