The role of the carer and their struggles are clearly universal. There is no doubt that carers require greater support, and in particular more respite services to give them the vital breaks they need.
“We need respite care urgently to give family carers a vital break – and we are seeing the physical and mental health of carers across the country compromised due to lack of supports. Family carers not being involved in planning the care of their loved ones remains a serious issue,” Ms Cox said.
The problems included a “serious lack” of respite care."