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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




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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