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  • Briefing

    UK

    2011 Census figures England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    11 December 2012

    This briefing sets out figures on provision of unpaid care in local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, taken from the 2011 census and compared to the 2001 census. It breaks down people providing 1-19 hours of care a week, 20-49 hours and those providing in excess of 50 hours a week.

  • Report

    UK

    Sandwich Caring

    29 November 2012

    Today more and more parents are combining looking after young children with caring for older or disabled loved ones. This is sometimes called ‘sandwich caring’ or ‘dual caring’ and those who fall under this category are usually referred to as ‘the sandwich generation’. But this dual role can sometimes come at a cost and carers may suffer from ill health, face difficulties to access or stay in the labour market or experience financial hardship.

  • Report

    UK

    Carers and telecare

    20 September 2012

    By looking at carers’ experiences, this report takes this case forward by exploring in more detail the evidence and opportunities afforded by telecare and telehealth technologies and the barriers to greater take-up.

  • Report

    UK

    In Sickness and in Health

    15 June 2012

    Joint research by Carers UK and the seven other Carers Week partners, published for Carers Week 2012, sets out the toll caring can take on carers' mental and physical health.

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