Lincolnshire: ‘Hidden carers’ urged to seek their support

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Hundreds of carers may not be receiving the support they’re entitled to and are being urged to come forward.

That was the message for Carers Rights Day on Friday as the Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership believes the real number of carers in the county may be higher than the estimated 79,262.

In addition, there are at least 4,000 young carers in Lincolnshire, meaning more than one in nine of the population are looking after someone - but many are going it alone.

 

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