The Social Market Foundation, July 2018
This report highlights the important role that family carers fulfil but also the negative impact it can have on these individuals. Family care is a vital component of the current social care system; without it, provision would either be unacceptably limited or unacceptably expensive. We need a sensible discussion of the policies required to support and assist family carers. Given the negative impact caring can have on a carer’s employment, there is a central role for employers to play in supporting workers combining employment with caring responsibilities. This report identifies a care navigator can seriously improve the lives of those providing family care and particularly help those without family.
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