It was estimated in 2014 that at least 550,000 people were acting as primary carers – this by no means reflected the number of children, extended family and friends whose lives were also affected. Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of life’s hardest challenges. Despite their numbers and needs, carers often care alone. Support is too often provided late and focused on costly and stressful crisis management. This needed to change.
What was The Carers’ Call to Action
Leading national charities, public bodies and private providers came together to meet the challenge through the Carers’ Call to Action. They provided a coherent, coordinated and concerted response to the intolerable situation.
To read the full document of our shared vision – The Carers’ Call to Action please download below.Download