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Liz calls for new rights for unpaid family carers

There are 31,000 unpaid family carers in Leicester. They are the unsung heroes and heroines of our community yet too many face a desperate daily struggle to look after their elderly or disabled loved ones. 

Carers tell me how hard it is to get all the different services working together and that they often have to take hours off work to try and sort things out. Getting a break from caring can be nigh on impossible, and carers’ own health and well-being can suffer as a result.

It is completely unacceptable that the Tories have cut £7.7bn from adult social care since 2010. We need to end these cuts, put in place a long-term funding plan for social care, and give family carers the support they need and deserve.