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Time to stop talking and start spending to help our carers

Unpaid and unheralded, those who care at home for their loved ones urgently need our support, writes Dr John Hillery

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Cost-effective: Carers deliver a vital service

Cost-effective: Carers deliver a vital service

Cost-effective: Carers deliver a vital service

The recent RTE Prime Time special on 'Carers in Crisis' caused much comment and empathy. However, carers don't want empathy or sympathy or admiration. They just want a little help.

Our society values the work of carers but now it is time to show we do. International research shows that carers spend emotional and financial resources without question on caring. For many, this is a lifelong commitment which is made at the expense of their individual needs.


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