Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alzheimer's Society Comment On A News Strategy For Carers That Plans To Double The Amount Of Respite Care For Carers In England

The carers strategy is a good start in tackling the large set of problems faced by carers. Greater investment in respite is very good news. It could give thousands of carers the invaluable opportunity to recharge their batteries and access crucial support. However, it's important that this new money is used for short breaks and not only given to people when they reach crisis point. It's also not just about putting someone in a care home for a week, we need to get creative and provide support that fits people's individual needs.

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