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1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers

  • By 2037, it's anticipated that the number of carers will increase to 9 million.
  • Every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people each year.
  • 58% of carers are women and 42% are men.
  • Over 1 million people care for more than one person.

Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer

  • Over 3 million people juggle care with work, however the significant demands of caring mean that 1 in 5 carers are forced to give up work altogether.
  • Carer's Allowance is the main carer's benefit and is £64.60 for a minimum of 35 hours, equivalent to £1.85 per hour – the lowest benefit of its kind.

People providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled

  • 72% of carers responding to Carers UK's State of Caring Survey said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring.
  • 61% said they had suffered physical ill health as a result of caring.
  • Over 1.3 million people provide over 50 hours of care per week.

 

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