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There is a silent and largely-ignored army of 1.2 million people over 65 in the UK providing unpaid care to another person. The size of the army is growing, the pressures are increasing while support from the state is being withdrawn. Our society cannot function without the support of older unpaid carers and yet they are increasingly being asked to function without the support of society. A crisis is waiting to happen. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. Some people find caring a rewarding experience because they are helping […]
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  Jeremy Corbyn has made clear that health will be a priority under his leadership, specifically ending the internal market and privatisation of the NHS. More broadly he has written of “a more holistic approach to health, and addressing the grotesque health inequalities existing in modern Britain”. The challenge for the new Shadow Secretary of State for Health will be to turn this approach into a coherent picture of the future of health and care. Jeremy is absolutely right about the importance of fighting NHS privatisation and tackling health inequalities. But we also need to put forward positive policies about […]
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