Walking the tightrope: The challenges of combining work and care in later life

Walking the tightrope: The challenges of combining work and care in later life

With more and more people providing care for friends and family, the role played by government and employers in supporting longer working lives is becoming more crucial than ever.

This joint report by Age UK and Carers UK examines the challenges and barriers facing carers aged 50+ as they attempt to juggle their caring responsibilities with work, as well as some of the potential solutions. It investigates the stories of 50+ carers, looking at what works – and crucially what’s needed – to improve their employment prospects.