We are very concerned with the challenges facing unpaid carers in doing the vital work that people living with MND rely upon. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, unpaid carers have been put under increasing strain and this has only been exasperated by the reduction and disruption of the health and social care system and the difficulties that social distancing requirements pose.
People with MND are among some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19, and as the lockdown eases, unpaid MND carers will continue to provide a vital but often invisible frontline role to ensure those they care for continue to remain safe. On top of undertaking extra care and support to their loved ones with little respite or support during this time, carers will be tackling other challenges such as managing their own underlying health conditions, coping with financial worries due to higher food costs and household bills, their children returning to school and managing their own paid work commitments.
- Read our full briefing on unpaid carers and COVID-19
- Alternatively, you can read an abridged summary.
We are calling on the Government to act decisively to support carers in undertaking the vital, difficult work they do in these incredibly testing times.
Join our campaign by taking action today by signing our open letter and share your experiences of caring for your loved ones with MND.
Together we can make sure MND carers get the support they urgently need.