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Facts About Carers

There are about 6.5 million carers in the UK today, with an estimated over 34,000 living in Croydon.

The Carers UK State of Caring Survey 2021 found that

  • One in five unpaid carers are worried they may not cope financially over the next 12 months
  • One in four carers (23%) may not have enough money to cover their monthly expenses
  • Carers spend an estimated £1,370 a year on average on services or equipment for the person they care for
  • Over half of carers (52%) feel anxious or stressed about their finances

Read more in the full report here:

Many people who have a caring role do not recognise that they are carers and as such never realise what support is available to them. To reach out to more carers, we work closely with our colleagues in a variety of settings to encourage the identification of carers in Croydon.

To support this work, we produce a series of posters and leaflets for professionals to display in public areas such as libraries, faith organisations, health, education and social care settings. You can download the postersand general information leaflet, or you can request print copies by emailing

We are also keen to come and talk to professional groups about our services and how we can work together to support Croydon's carers. Please email to find out more.

How we can help your client

The Carers Information Service provides information, advice and support to carers looking after someone due to illness, disability or old age in Croydon. Carers are welcome to contact us directly on 020 8649 9339, option 1, or you can refer carers directly to us with their consent. To make a referral to the Carers Information Service, please fill in our referral form, stating clearly which services your client would welcome and send the email to

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