Day one: Carers in health and social care

Christmas should bring us closer to our loved ones. For some this may be a lonely time but thankfully 5.4 million people in England will be caring for others this Christmas. Many of us need care and support throughout the year, and future demographic changes will result in more older people requiring care. See our work on carers:

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With thanks to Carers UK for the statistic.