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Carers of young and old 'are struggling to cope'

The pressure of looking after children while caring for elderly relatives is taking its toll on all aspects of family life, a Carers UK survey suggests.

It found that a third of "sandwich carers" had to give up work, while two-thirds said their marriages had been damaged.

The charity is calling for care services and employers to support the 2.4 million families in this situation.

Three-quarters of those surveyed said they had suffered a loss of earnings, and 95% said the pressure of caring had affected their ability to work.

When asked about family finances, 52% said the cost of caring for elderly relatives was having an impact while 50% reported they were struggling with childcare costs.

The responsibilities of caring for young and old can be detrimental to family life too, the survey suggests, with two-thirds of sandwich carers reporting damage to their marriages or personal relationships.

View the original article here.

Posted by: on November 30th, 2012 @ 09:24 AM

Routes Healthcare have appointed a new Training Officer (Health and Social Care)

My name is Abby Hough and I am the new Training Officer for Routes Healthcare.  I am responsible for the Training of all Routes staff including nurses; child minders; and support workers. 

My background has been in Health and Social Care since the age of 16, initially as a Nursing Cadet for a BMI Hospital in the private sector. For the past 5 years I been working as a Commercial Trainer for the British Red Cross –  I have spent the past 2 years working and living in London. (It feels great be back up North!)

I have a real passion for training and I believe everyone should be given the opportunity to develop themselves through training. I am really excited about working as part of Routes Healthcare and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve over the coming months. 

Abby Hough

Posted by: on November 14th, 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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