Responding to the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute's finding that half of mental health carers know the PIN number of the person they care for, putting them both at risk, Ruth Hannan, Policy & Development Manager (Mental Health) for Carers Trust said:

"The report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute showing the desperate measures unpaid carers of people with mental health issues take to support and protect them comes as no surprise to us.

"Carers Trust has consistently highlighted the lack of recognition, identification and support for carers throughout the system.

"We welcome the proposals by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute which we hope will ease the worry and pressure many carers are under on a day to day basis."

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