Juggling work and unpaid care: a growing issue

Carers UK, February 2019

The report finds that 2.6 million people in the UK have quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, with nearly half a million (468,000) leaving their job in the last two years alone.  The report findings also show that more people are caring than previously thought, with almost 5 million workers now juggling their paid job with caring – a dramatic rise compared with Census 2011 figures of 3 million.  The report recommends that employers support staff with caring responsibilities to stay in the workforce through flexible working arrangements and increased Carers’ leave.

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