Everyone has a right to dignity in care
As the population ages, this issue has never been more important.
For instance, did your readers know an estimated 45% of adults over state pension age are affected by disability and there are an astonishing three quarters of a million carers living across the North-West alone?
Carers are immensely devoted to their loved ones, a sentiment reflected in our own survey, which found 80% of carers put the health of their loved ones ahead of their own and a further 60% saying a lack of time away from caring leads them to feelings of depression.
That’s why, for people giving and receiving care alike, regular respite is an absolute lifeline.
I work for Revitalise, a local charity that runs the Sandpipers respite holiday centre in Southport. We provide much-needed breaks for disabled people and carers, including people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We passionately believe everybody deserves a break and the care we give to each individual we support should be as unique as they are.
We simply wouldn’t be able to continue providing a respite lifeline for disabled people and carers without the help of our amazing supporters, whose generosity enables us to turn the hope of a break into a reality.
To find out more about our breaks - including our specialist Alzheimer’s Weeks - and for ways to support us, please visit www.revitalise.org.uk or call 0303 303 0147.