State of Caring 2017

Carers UK, July 2017

This report finds that 4 in 10 (40%) of unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four (25%) had not received a single day away from caring in five years.  The report finds that carers most frequently listed access to breaks as one of three factors which could make a difference in their lives (42%).  Carers who had not had a break in a year or more reported a deterioration in their health, both mentally (73%) and physically (65%).

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