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Alone and caring

23 January 2015

Isolation, loneliness and the impact of caring on relationships

Isolation and loneliness is something that many people face as a result of their caring responsibilities for a disabled, older or seriously ill loved one.

ALone  caring thumbnailOur new research reveals that 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely or isolated as a result of caring and over a third feel uncomfortable talking to friends about being a carer.

The report outlines the causes of carers' social isolation, loneliness at work, carers' health and what can be done to make a difference.

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