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Carers UK’s new State of Caring Report

Carers UK published the results of their State of Caring survey this week after receiving a record number of respondents this year, with over 8000 people, including 7500 current carers, completing it.

Some of the key findings are as follows:

  • Almost 2 in 5 (39%) carers saying that they are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Over half of carers who are receiving Carer’s Allowance (53%) are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Shockingly, over two thirds of carers (68%) regularly use their own income or savings to pay for care or support services, equipment or products for the person they care for.
  • 1 in 8 carers (12%) reported that they or those they support received less care or support services during the previous year due to a reduction in the amount of support from social services.
  • 53% of carers said that they are not able to save for their retirement.

The press release can be found here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/carers-uk-state-of-caring-report-2019

The report can be downloaded here: www.carersuk.org/stateofcaring