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There are more than six million unpaid carers in the UK. When a loved one becomes ill, some people have little time to adjust to the new role as carer. For others it’s a gradual process. Either way, carers can find it difficult to adjust and find answers to concerns.

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Care Act FAQs

From next month, major reforms will be put into place affecting people in England who need care and those who care for them. These FAQs outline the changes, what they mean and when they will be implemented.

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Your GP can not only help carers with the medical and practical care concerns they have, they can also help carers access a range of services to look after their own emotional health. Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that can be successfully treated with counselling and/or medication.

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