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Three out of four carers hit breaking point

8th June 2009

A poll carried out by ten UK charities has found nearly three-quarters of unpaid carers say they have been "pushed to breaking point" by the demands of their work.

1,941 carers were surveyed by the poll. Many said that the difficulty of dealing with social services and the NHS caused them huge stress. Former England footballer Sir Geoff Hurst said: "Those who care for family and friends mostly do so under the radar, without pay or acknowledgement, and deserve to be recognised for their dedication to the people they care for, not just during Carers Week but for all the weeks of the year."

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Article Information

Title: Three out of four carers hit breaking point
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11676
Date Added: 8th Jun 2009


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