The health cost of carers looking after the terminally ill
On average they're working 70 hours a week - some over 100 hours a week
– Jonathan Dimbleby
Carers looking after loved ones with terminal cancer could be putting their own health at risk, according to Dimbleby Cancer Care, a charity set up by Jonathan Dimbleby in memory of his father, Richard Dimbleby.
The leading broadcaster died in the early 60s at the age of just 52 after bravely revealing his battle with the disease. It was a time when no one spoke about it and he was one of the first to reveal he had what was often referred to as 'The Big C'.
Jonathan, who followed in his father's footsteps to also become an influential broadcaster, joined us this morning to tell us exactly why those caring for the terminally ill need more help.