Thursday 21 November 2019 / 8:00 AM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

Keeley responds to figures showing two in three adults are unpaid carers.

Responding to new research showing that two thirds (65 per cent) of adults are unpaid carers, Barbara Keeley, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health, said:

 “It is shocking that under the Tories’ system of social care, the burden of caring unpaid for a family member or friend now falls on two-thirds of the population, with women starting caring ten years earlier than men.”

 “Nine years of failure to fund social care properly means that carers are picking up the pieces of a broken system.”

 “A Labour government will help carers by introducing free personal care for older people and we will raise the Carer’s Allowance for full-time unpaid carers in line with Job Seeker’s Allowance, and deliver an updated National Carers Strategy.” 

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