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Carers ‘missing out on support’, says charity

by admin | 27th January 2012

Carers ‘missing out on support’, says charity

People looking after someone with cancer are missing out on “vital support and benefits”, a charity has warned.

An Ipsos MORI survey of 386 carers for Macmillan Cancer Support suggests 49% have no support of any kind.

Just 5% have had a carers’ assessment by their local authority to see what assistance they could get.

Macmillan said the survey results showed how “unsupported” the 1.1m carers of people with cancer are.

 

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BBC News Health

27th January 2012

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