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Caring Behind Closed Doors: six months on

20 October 2020

Following our research in April 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on carers. This report looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is based on the experiences of over 5,900 current and former carers.

The report found:

  • 4 in 5 unpaid carers (81%) are currently providing more care than before lockdown.
  • More than three quarters (78%) of carers reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased recently.
  • Most carers (64%) have not been able to take any breaks at all in the last six months.
  • More than half (58%) of carers have seen their physical health impacted by caring through the pandemic, while 64% said their mental health has worsened.


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