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Carers in the UK

There are 6 million carers in the UK. They care for another person and do not get paid for it, which saves the Government a lot of money.

Mother and daugter carer
Mother and daugter carer

About 1 in every 5 carers spend more than 50 hours a week caring for others.

  • 8 out of 10 carers say that their health has got worse because of their caring work.
  • The number of carers in the UK is going to go up to more than 13 million over the next 10 years.
  • 3 million carers go out to work as well as doing their caring work.
  • Some carers do not think they are a carer.