I couldn't agree more with the concerns Helen Walker of Carers UK has raised. I am having almost daily conversations with family members who care for loved ones and are feeling the pressure. I fear there is no easy fix. We need to do what we can to support those being cared for and the carers during these unprecedented times.
Carers UK wants such services up and running again as a matter of urgency. Helen Walker, chief executive of Carers UK, said: "The majority of carers have only known worry and exhaustion throughout this pandemic. "They continue to provide extraordinary hours of care, without the usual help from family and friends, and with limited or no support from local services. "It's no surprise that carers' physical and mental health is suffering, badly. "I am deeply concerned that so many carers are on the brink and desperately worried about how they will manage during the next wave of the pandemic."