Roy Bainton’s guest column: Carers need support as well

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We all say it. It’s one of the commonest vocal exchanges: ‘Take care.’

It usually represents a gentle reminder not to get run over by a bus. But ‘taking care’ has much wider implications.

Back in the 1990s, when my father-in-law suffered two strokes, and mother in law became confined to a wheelchair, we hoped that 2 daily visits from Social Services would enable them to remain independent.


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