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Why do carers need help?

Being a Carer comes with many different challenges and caring can take a significant toll on an individual’s physical and mental health. Early identification can make a huge difference.

Carers often go unidentified and under supported

It is well evidenced that caring can take a significant toll on an individual’s physical and mental health. Without early identification, caring can be an isolating and overwhelming experience.

Physical and mental impact of caring

Carers are more likely to experience physical and mental ill-health compared to their non caring peers.

What carers tell us

In our own recent engagement of over 800 carers, the top 3 challenges carers said they face are:

The cost-of-living crisis has had a devastating impact on some carers. In our survey, 59% of carers said they have financial worries. Many households need to keep their heating on due to the health condition of the person they care for, many carers have had to give up work or reduce hours due to their caring role.

 

“I can’t afford decent healthy food for myself as my priority is feeding the person I care for and there is not enough for both of us”
~ Anonymous Carer

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