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Nation should prepare to care, warns Crossroads

 

The impact of becoming a carer will be explored at what's billed as the largest conference ever held on the work of carers in the Island.

 

Prepare to Care at the Villa Marina on Wednesday is hosted by Crossroads Care and sponsored by Celton Manx.

 

The charity says three in five people will become a carer at some point and the other two will be cared for.

 

Currently there are thought to be more than 10,000 carers in the Island, a figure set to rise as the population ages.

 

This week's event will see expert speakers explain the impact of becoming a carer on you, your family and your life.

 

Crossroads' Chief Executive Jackie Betteridge has issued an open invitation to the Manx public:

 

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