Unpaid work stops photo over-60s from playing
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