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Whether you are a carer yourself or someone who requires regular care, the following statistics and facts are sure to be of interest. At the time of writing, roughly 5.4 million people in England provide care for friends or relatives in an unpaid capacity. For the purposes of this guide, an unpaid carer is anybody who looks after a friend, family member, partner or any other person, without financial reward. The person they are caring for may be unable to cope on their own because they are physically sick, mentally ill, have an addiction, or are disabled. Between 2001 and […]
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There is a silent and largely-ignored army of 1.2 million people over 65 in the UK providing unpaid care to another person. The size of the army is growing, the pressures are increasing while support from the state is being withdrawn. Our society cannot function without the support of older unpaid carers and yet they are increasingly being asked to function without the support of society. A crisis is waiting to happen. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. Some people find caring a rewarding experience because they are helping […]
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