CARERS are invaluable. Not only because of their love, commitment and care, but because of the enhanced quality of life they provide to others who might otherwise miss out.
We report today on a worrying rise in the number of Solihull carers who feel they are being left unsupported.
It could correspond with a rise in the number of people who are reliant on volunteer carers and loved ones amid the ongoing public funding squeeze, which is hitting councils and charities.
How to cater for an increasingly elderly population in Solihull – rising above the national average – is among the borough’s biggest challenges, as is finding more effective solutions nationally across the NHS and council adult social care.