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At 93, I am still my son’s sole carer – The Guardian

Letter: Despite having severe health problems of her own, Barbara MacArthur cares for her disabled adult son without help, and feels abandoned by the UK’s broken care system

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Right now our broken care system has been decimated by coronavirus. For instance, at the age of 93, I am still the sole carer for my 66-year-old autistic, diabetic and asthmatic son, who has learning difficulties. He lives with me and is recovering from the after-effects of sepsis, including having to wear a catheter. I love him to bits, but the continuous years of strain and the fact that more cutbacks mean that there is even less help available than ever makes me wish I could have the opportun…

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