Carers UK Celebrates 50 Years

Carers UK recently celebrated 50 years of making life easier and better for carers.

The charity is a hub of advice, support and information for people who care for a disabled, seriously-ill or older loved one, unpaid. With 6.5 million carers in the UK (which continues to rise), there is a lot of people out there that need this vital support and stats show 8 in 10 carers have at some point felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring responsibilities. According to the charity, by 2037 there will be 9 million carers in the UK – a 40% increase.

Over the past year, Carers UK Adviceline responded to nearly 20,000 enquiries and its online Forum community increased to over 9,000 carers. With the ever growing elderly and disability community, the number of carers is rapidly increasing therefore so is the demand on Carers UK’s services.

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