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The role of carers

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This Step explores the wider role of carers through a video from Carers Worldwide.

The long-term care for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities presents a challenge around the world. The carer role can place a burden on unpaid family carers and has a direct impact on their physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and economic security.

Carers Worldwide highlights the vital role played by carers, and this video specifically documents the lives of carers in India.

It is important that carers are included in mainstream development programmes and the development of carer-specific services.

Do you and/or friends or family members have experience as a carer? Please share your experiences below. Please remember not to reveal any confidential information when posting your comments.

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