Labour's health manifesto must do more to support unpaid carers
Responding to Labours Health Manifesto, Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research, Carers Trust said:
“More needs to be done to support all unpaid carers. The Care Act, for the first time, puts carers on an equal footing to the people they care for. However, without additional funding for social care, carers will still not receive the necessary support. We need all political parties to grasp the nettle and commit to more funding for social care.
“At this General Election we want all political parties to remember carers in their manifestos and prioritise their needs. We are calling for the NHS to have a duty to identify carers and that health and care services need to be better co-ordinated to deliver for this group of people. Carers need and deserve quality care and support.
“Investment. Identification. Coordination. These are the three big changes to care services that we want candidates to commit to between now and the election – changes we think will make a real difference to the lives of carers in the UK.”