This report examines the impact of unpaid caring on health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland, based on data from Carers NI's State of Caring 2023 survey. It shows:
- 1 in 4 carers in Northern Ireland are suffering mental ill-health.
- 50% feel lonely at least some of the time.
- 43% identify more breaks as among their main needs as a carer.
- More than 1 in 3 have put off health treatment for themselves because of the demands of caring.
- plus much more
The report puts forward a programme of policy measures and practical interventions to help better protect the health and wellbeing of unpaid carers in Northern Ireland.
This is the second in a series of reports based on data from the State of Caring 2023 survey in Northern Ireland.