Unpaid carers save £119 billion a year – CARERS UK

New estimates, calculated by charity Carers UK and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £119 billion every year. (1)

 The figure has risen by over a third since the 2007 estimate, which stood at £87 billion

Carers’ contribution now far outstrips the total cost of the NHS (£98.8 billion). (2)

The figure amounts to £2.3 billion per week and £326 million per day.

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