I am Currently full time Carer for a relative who I look after every day is my children to attend school on Monday ?

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I’m not altogether convinced that we unpaid carers count in this.


In fact, the government’s latest pronouncements are going to place an enormous burden on our already overworked shoulders. For the moment, I know I’m luckier than most as my son with LD lives in his own flat. However, with so many day service closures etc. I’m just waiting for the call that says "Can’t you look after him to make our lives easier? Well no, actually I can’t, as I’m supposed to be distancing myself from others!