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New research by Carers UK has shown that caring during the pandemic may have been particularly difficult for lesbian, gay and bisexual carers.

The findings are revealed in the report The experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual carers during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity’s analysis of unpaid carers’ responses to surveys conducted during the pandemic. Unfortunately, due to a small sample size, we were unable to look at trans carers. However, our analysis found that lesbian, gay and bisexual carers were:

  • more likely to be struggling financially
  • more anxious about their current financial situation
  • more likely to feel lonely
  • more likely to have poorer mental health
  • less likely to access certain services during the pandemic

This research builds on the charity’s ongoing work to understand the adverse impact of the pandemic on underrepresented groups.

The full report can be found here.

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