In Sickness and In Health

In Sickness and In Health

New joint research, In Sickness and In Health, published in Carers Week 2012 by Carers UK and the seven other Carers Week charities, shows that over 8 in 10 carers have seen a negative impact on their physical health as a result of caring. Almost 9 in 10 reported caring taking a toll on their mental health and over a third had suffered a physical injury as a result of caring. With 64 per cent of carers blaming their poor health on a lack of practical support the eight Carers Week charity partners say this is further evidence of a crumbling care system and have called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the financial and practical support carers receive.

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