Carers: was that a Bank HOLIDAY?

by Antonia

Carer with Attitude!

Was this a ‘holiday weekend’ for you the family carer, or was it just another couple of  long days like all the others in the year?

Perhaps this Bank Holiday was worse than other days because there was less chance of respite/cover/transport/shopping/medical assistance than at other times? Come on – get real. People have to take a break you know. Unless you are a fulltime family carer!

Hundreds of thousands – millions – of us UK family carers work round the clock for love. In conditions most people do not think possible. Yes, the people whoworry about the state of the world, who talk about sweatshops, who are angered about unpaid interns, who sign petitions and boycott companies to improve third-world working conditions – yet how many of you ever notice the army of unpaid unrecognised workers on your doorstep working every hour in the day for nothing?

If the word ‘holiday’ was a mockery to the…

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