Army of ‘grey carers’ grows to record 1.2million

A record number of pensioners are devoting their retirement to looking after elderly relatives.

The army of ‘grey carers’ has soared to nearly 1.2million, up 15 per cent in a decade, reveal figures from Carers UK and academics.

These over-65s are spending what should be their own golden years looking after parents, relatives or partners who are increasingly living into their 80s and 90s.

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