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Around half of carers are struggling to make ends meet and worried about how further cuts to welfare will impact them, a charity has warned.
Carers UK said it was calling on the Government to help the millions of carers who provide vital help to others by providing them with better financial support.
The charity has released a report based on the experiences of 4,500 carers, with most (84%) saying their caring duties made them feel stressed and more than half (55%) experiencing depression.
About eight out of 10 (82%) of those surveyed said that looking after a disabled, older or seriously-ill relative or friend has had a negative impact on their health, with almost three-quarters (74%) struggling to get enough sleep.
The charity said that during the next five years under the Tories, 10.6 million people will take on a new caring role for a disabled, older or seriously-ill relative or friend.
British Medical Association council chairman Dr Mark Porter has dismissed David Cameron's speech on the NHS as being "empty headline-grabbing".
Earlier, the Prime reaffirmed his commitment to "transform" health services and "become the first country in the world to deliver a truly seven-day NHS".
Crucially, the £8 billion promised by the Prime Minister is the bare minimum needed for the NHS to simply stand still and will not pay for extra services. The real question for the Government is how they plan to deliver additional care when the NHS is facing a funding gap of £30 billion and there is a chronic shortage of GPs and hospital doctors, especially in acute and emergency medicine, where access to 24-hour care is vital.
Without the answer to these questions this announcement is empty headline-grabbing and shows that, even after polling day, politicians are still avoiding the difficult questions and continuing to play games with the NHS.