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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
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Age UK is campaigning to raise the profile of older carers.
We've heard from many people in later life who are caring for a spouse, partner, relative or friend. They tell us they feel undervalued and ignored:
Our 'Invisible but Invaluable' campaign is calling for financial, emotional and practical support for older carers.
The campaign launched with a photographic exhibition. One of the displays at this is hundreds of individual cards completed by older carers describing their experiences of caring, and their thoughts on what things would help them to look after their loved ones and to improve their own quality of life.
Our exhibition highlights the support that older carers need, as well as the recognition they richly deserve.
Download our 'Invisible but Invaluable' report (PDF, 1MB)
We want the government to:
We want the NHS and health professionals to:
We want local authorities to:
If you are a carer, or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you. You can email your experiences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have your say in the decisions that affect our lives, by joining an independent local forum.
By working together in local forums, we are making our voices heard on the issues that matter to us in later life, influencing the provision of services locally, regionally and nationally.
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