Office for National Statistics
Published recently, new analysis looking at the average number of years people are expected to provide unpaid care beyond their current age between 2020 and 2022, and health outcomes for unpaid carers.
Commenting on today’s release, Josephine Foubert, from the Data and Analysis for Social Care and Health team at the ONS said:
“We know that around 9 per cent of people in England provide unpaid care for a loved one. This new analysis shines a light on the health and well-being of unpaid carers, and how long on average people can expect to spend caring in their lifetime.
“Nearly half of unpaid carers reported a negative effect on their health due to caring responsibilities. We also found those who provide high levels of care were more likely to be admitted to A&E than non-carers.
“Unpaid carers play a crucial part in the lives of those they support and look after. This analysis provides greater insight and understanding in the challenges they may face.”
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