Letter: Re Carers Rights Day
Date published: 23 November 2017
Imagine being a carer for someone you hold close, being on hand to offer emotional and physical support no matter what time of the day or night.
As this month we mark Carers Rights Day, I would like to take a moment to tell your readers why we are devoted to doing all we can to be there for those in a caring role.
Did your readers know that 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility every day? That is equal to over two million per year. Or that they save the economy an estimated £132 billion every year? For everything carers give, we are absolutely resolute to be there in times of need.
Experience has taught us that many carers are steadfast in their devotion to their loved ones and that it is often the thought of not being there for those they care for that prevents them from taking some much-needed time off.
As a charity we know that many carers would rather spend time together with their loved ones than time apart. That’s why our respite holidays give carers the chance to relinquish their caring duties and focus on enjoying precious moments with the person they care for once more.
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