Un­paid work stops photo over-60s from play­ing

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Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

As a 60-plus woman I am fed up with my friends not be­ing able to come out to play be­cause they are hav­ing to look af­ter grand­chil­dren, par­ents or other needy peo­ple in their cir­cles.

While it’s lovely if this is a spe­cial time to savour and a pos­i­tive util­i­sa­tion of skills and ex­pe­ri­ence, it seems to be in­creas­ingly a source of cheap/free labour to cover the woe­ful short­age of af­ford­able ed­u­ca­tion, care fa­cil­i­ties or car­ers. The sand­wich gen­er­a­tion is be­ing taken ad­van­tage of by the gov­ern­ment to plug holes in bud­gets and pro­vi­sion.

Please can the gov­ern­ment, both lo­cal and na­tional, al­low the of­ten in­vis­i­ble car­ers to not only en­joy their roles with loved ones, but also have the ca­pac­ity to en­joy their well-earned free­dom and golden years? Gill Gower Puckle Lane, Can­ter­bury

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