Do governments give enough priority to caring for carers?

Do governments give enough priority to caring for carers?

The situation in which carers find themselves in Australia will be in common with other countries with ageing populations. Australia's new federal government has just released their first budget which is reigning in spending. One adverse impact will be on the government support of carers. This article by three academics from the National Ageing Research Institute at University of Melbourne, Australia, highlights some of the costs incurred on carers and hints at how carers' lives could be better supported.

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Neil

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  • Do governments give enough priority to caring for carers?

    In the UK the answer to this question is a resounding NO ….

    Carers just save the National Health Service massive amounts of money as they pass to the carers work that the NHS does for others.

    Short sighted really as the carers can get sick due to all the stresses and strains of their work.

    The situation in the UK is very slowly changing but the speed of change is glacial and by no means fast enough.

    This is a topic that needs a strong push with our elected representatives, but the topic can be political so requires careful comments on this forum..

    Dick

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