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Carers should ‘get flexible hours’ – health secretary

by admin | 27th August 2013

Carers should ‘get flexible hours’ – health secretary

The UK faces a “lose-lose situation” unless workers who care for elderly parents are offered flexible working hours, the health secretary has said.

Jeremy Hunt said an ageing population and a “dementia time bomb” meant helping carers stay in work was an “economic necessity” for the country.

But he said too few employers currently offer carers flexible work options.

Meanwhile, a report has warned England is facing a shortfall in the number of people able to give vital unpaid care.

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BBC News 24 August 2013

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