TODAY’s call for a Carers’ Covenant is overdue.

With an ageing population in the UK the rise in informal carers has been huge, and they now number an astonishing 8 million. By 2037, the charity Carers UK anticipates that the number of carers will increase to 9 million: all people who themselves juggle with the various demands of work and family, and who suffer enormously from carrying out their duties.

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