Commenting on Paul Burstow's report, saga calls for more support for family carers

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Commenting on Paul Burstow's publication of today’s Demos report, Saga’s Paul Green said: “Care for older people will key a key campaigning ground for the coming General Election.

Commenting on Paul Burstow's report, saga calls for more support for family carers

Anything that highlights the outstanding work that family carers provide is a good thing.  Society needs to value and support family carers in practical ways and also recognise the need for respite for family carers to enable them to continue to care for their loved ones and in doing so save the taxpayer an estimated £119bn each year.” 

 

Whilst Dr Richard Preece, medical director of Saga's sister company Allied healthcare, the UK's largest provider of domiciliary care welcomed Burstow's contribution saying: “As a society we need to make paid care work a profession with proper standards for training.  Recent research by populous of more than 9,000 over 50s shows that nine in ten people would want to receive care in their own homes if the need were to arise; so ensuring that care commissioners put quality first should continue to be a priority for any British Government so that people get the care they deserve in the home they love.”

 

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