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Carers who struggle with money also likely to suffer feelings of social isolation

Almost 40% of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated according to a survey of 55,700 carers published by NHS Digital.

The personal social services survey of adult carers in England 2016-17 reports on the views of 55,700 carers who are caring for a person aged 18 or over.

For carers who reported not having financial problems caused by their caring duties (54%), almost 10% felt socially isolated. Financial difficulties caused by caring responsibilities was the only variable found to have a statistically significant effect on every question analysed in this report.

The report also provides information relating to the carer and their wider experiences of providing care.