The role of family members caring for people with disabilities and older persons: the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic

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EESC opinion: The role of family members caring for people with disabilities and older persons: the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic

This opinion draws attention to  the needs of family members taking care of older, chronic ill or disabled relatives. Informal carers, as they are called, represented by a majority of women, work for free, and are more vulnerable to falling into poverty. The opinion calls for public policies in this field and a recognition of their important societal role.