Half of personal carers are ‘made ill by their jobs’

Around half of carers are suffering ill health because of their role, a report said today.

Almost a third feel stressed and a quarter have either interrupted sleep or trouble sleeping.

One in three are left feeling tired after caring for a friend or relative and just over one in five say they are short-tempered or irritable.

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Mail Online
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Summary here

Nearly a third of the estimated five million carers in England also say they feel stressed and a quarter have disturbed sleep, according to the final report from the Survey of Carers in Households – 2009/10 England – Main Report.

One third report they are left tired from caring and just over one in five say they are short-tempered or irritable due to their duties. Meanwhile three in five anticipate the amount of time they spend caring will increase in the next five years.

The survey, which presented limited provisional results in June 2010, involved the screening and interview of more than 2,400 carers in England.

Report in full here

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