Coronavirus: 4.5m people in UK forced to become unpaid carers
An estimated 4.5 million people – three times the size of the NHS workforce – have been forced to become unpaid carers for sick, older or disabled relatives by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research.
Charities say the huge increase – a result of support services being withdrawn – has happened behind closed doors.

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