How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected unpaid carers?
Carers UK research, Caring Behind Closed Doors: Six Months On, has recently published the results of a survey of how unpaid carers are coping during the Covid-19 pandemic. It found:
81% are currently providing more care than before lockdown
78% said the needs of the person they care for have increased recently
64% have not been able to take any breaks at all in the last six months
58% of carers have seen their physical health impacted by caring through the pandemic
64% said their mental health has worsened.
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