This research examines how financial pressures affect health, wealth, and wellbeing of carers. A survey of over 4,000 carers by Carers UK for Carers Rights Day today has found that almost 47% were being made ill by money worries.
Caring can come at great cost to carers. Many are forced to give up work to care, at the same time as they are faced with the considerable additional costs of disability.
This means that, alongside the personal costs of ill-health, for many families, disability and caring pushes them into debt and hardship.
Based on a survey of over 4,000 carers, this report sets out the consequences of these financial pressures on carers' health - as worries about their financial future take their own toll.