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Labour MPs voting against the 42-day limit (copied from BBC news website)
** Silent health suffering of carers **
The health of carers is deteriorating because they do not have time to see a doctor, a survey finds.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
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Sunday, 8 June 2008
If caring is to be a form of community provision, then the home must be seen as a workplace for carers, with proper conditions to meet carees situations. Carers' conditions of service should include a full medical and social assessment of their carees needs and of their own capacity to care for them. Carers who are incapacitated themselves should receive their own assessment and all necessary support.The same regulations which apply to other work places are also relevant to domestic houses in which caring takes place. All necessary equipment for therapy need to be provided. Health and safety regulations should be observed. Carers need and are entitled to annual leave, sick pay, the availability of relief workers for their own health appointments,shopping and recreation, etc. They should be fully consulted about their conditions of service and of any changes to them, before implementation.
The Carers' Charter asks for no more and no less than the same right to life which others already take for granted.