National Carers Day


‘Executive must demonstrate support for carers’  – Lily Kerr

Workers Party representative Lily Kerr has supported the calls of local carers organisations for increased recognition of the role carers play and of the lack of government support and resources available to them.

Today is National Carers Day and Lily said

‘Under-funding of community care services leaves vulnerable people even more vulnerable, reduces the support available to them – with all the risks of social isolation and worse that that can cause  – and of course unnecessary stays in hospital because community based support is not available to allow a safe discharge.’

‘The  Northern Ireland Executive, and the Health Minister in particular, should use National Carers Day as  an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to both carers and the concept of community based services and support’, Lily said.

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