A report has revealed that 95% of family carers say they have little to no trust in local authorities to provide adequate support in their place, should they become unable to care for their relative.
A report by disability charity Sense found only one in three local authorities know how many disabled adults are being cared for by family and friends at home, with only one in four councils able to support carers to make contingency plans for future care options.
One parent who responded to the report said of his daughter’s uncertain future, “It’s very stressful. I find myself hoping that she passes away before me. No parent should feel like this.”