Half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic carers

Reshaping Services for BAME Carers. A new report published today by Carers UK shows that there are half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in England who save the state a staggering £7.9 billion a year, with the unpaid care they provide to loved ones. This amount is equivalent to over 40% of all government spending on social care.

The report shows that BAME carers provide more care than average.  They face additional difficulties as they care, struggling with language barriers, accessing culturally appropriate services and with stereotyping around caring.  This puts them at greater risk of ill health, poverty, loss of employment and social exclusion. 

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