The latest “State of Caring 2017” report reveals that four in ten of unpaid carers in the UK have not taken a break in over one year, and that one in four carers had not had a day-off from caring in five years. Such carers reported a deterioration in their health, both mentally (73%) and physically (65%).
The Carers UK annual survey of carers also indicates there may be anxiety concerning the support likely to be available, given the context of cuts to adult social care services.
One in four unpaid carers “have not had a day off” in five years. [Online]: Carers UK, July 11th 2017.
This relates to:
State of Caring 2017. London: Carers UK, July 2017.