Carers: the situation is getting Verse

by Antonia

Carer with Attitude!

There once was a Family Carer

Whose cupboard got barer and barer

While well-to-do smarties

From all the main Parties

Decided it wasn’t their error

I’ve been an unpaid family carer for this entire millennium. In the last week alone I’ve communicated with people who have also been family carers for years (see some stories here. Contribute your own, too). Unpaid family carers for 7, 8, 12,  13, 15, 20 years.  That’s for two, three different governments – and governments containing all three main parties.  And for all that time each carer has had a very good idea what the state has been prepared to give them.

Do you know the number? If you need a clue, it is single, big, fat and very, very, VERY round.

And yet online there are an awful lot of people making capital out of our misery by misattributing blame. But…

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