Latest The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Stories

2008-06-22 15:00:27

By Gareth Rose EDINBURGH is facing a fresh healthcare timebomb as medical advances mean severely-disabled children begin to outlive their parents. A growing number of people who have looked after children all their lives are now struggling to cope and are fearful about what will happen when they die. An estimated 6000 elderly people in Edinburgh act as carers, although the proportion looking after disabled sons and daughters is unknown. Maggie Macleod, manager of the Edinburgh...

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