Are you a carer? If you are aged 50+ there’s a good chance you could be.
6.5 million people in the UK are – 1.3 million of these are aged 65+ and 1 in 5 people (2 million) are aged 50-64.
Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. It could be a few hours a week or round the clock, in your own home, round the corner or many miles away.
Not surprisingly, given the age of many carers, MSOPC is keen to recognise the massive contribution carers make to society and help carers realise that’s what they are – so they can get all the help and support they need to carry on with their valuable role. Members of the MSOPC Management Committee have been out this week – Carer’s week – in order to do this.
The information given out included Top Tips for Carers. A copy of this can be viewed below by clicking on the blue link.