More people likely to take on carer role

Three in
five people will become carers for someone who is chronically sick,
disabled or frail at some point in their lives, according to a new

Could Be You
, a report by Carers UK, formerly Carers National
Association, shows that owing to demographic change and community
care policy, the chances of becoming a carer are rising
dramatically, with 60 per cent more carers needed by 2037.

UK warns that the government policy in favour of care at home
cannot work without family and friends choosing to take on the

report demands radical action by the government, employers, and
health and social care professionals.

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