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.
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