How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected unpaid carers?

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected unpaid carers?

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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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