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Failure to invest in support for families is driving millions into poverty and, unless urgently reformed, will create new patterns of widening inequality and disadvantage that Britain can ill-afford. That's the message being delivered today by Sir Bert Massie, Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), and backed by Carers UK.

Carers UK is calling on all carers to support the Disabled Children (Short Breaks) Bill which, if passed, would give parents of disabled children the right to a break from caring.

CSCI (the inspectorate for social care in England) have published a report about the state of social care which says that councils are restricting social care services and it is families and carers that are having to take the strain.

CSCI is the inspectorate for social care in England, responsible for regulatin

Carers UK trustee Linda Wisbach cares for her husband and is a part-time civil servant. She has seen vital services cut.

For many carers a few hours respite care is the only break they get from caring. Yet increasingly, callers to Carers UK's CarersLine service are saying services for the people they care for are being cut back.

Over the past few months carers have been telling

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