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£4 million funding for carers

14 October 2010

Carers UK today welcomed the Government's £4 million investment in a range of projects from training schemes for health and social care workers to access to better information.

Carers UK today welcomed the Government's £4 million investment in a range of projects from training schemes for health and social care workers to access to better information.

Chief Executive of Carers UK Imelda Redmond CBE said:

"We welcome this measure launched today. It is critical that the Coalition Government understands the vital contribution that carers make in looking after older, sick and disabled people. In times of tight public expenditure there will be increased expectations that families will take on greater caring responsibilities which in turn can have a severe impact on their health and finances.

"Our work with thousands of carers throughout the UK shows that things are made worse if carers are not identified early and do not have support quickly enough. Time and time again, good information and advice comes up as a key issue that they need to keep them healthy, in work and help prevent poverty."

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