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State of caring 2017


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State of caring 2017

This report finds that four in ten unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four had not received a single day away from caring in five years. It also found that carers most frequently listed access to breaks as one of three factors which could make a difference in their lives (42 per cent).

Carers who had not had a break in a year or more reported a deterioration in their health, both mentally (73 per cent) and physically (65 per cent). The research also charts a growing anxiety around the level of support that will be available against a backdrop of cuts to adult social care services. More....