Press release from CarersUK
11 September 2014
Carers across the UK are being pushed to the brink – suffering exhaustion, physical and mental breakdown as they struggle to care for older or disabled loved ones.
Carers UK’s Carers at breaking point research – based on a survey of over 5,000 carers1 – shows:
- 6 in 10 caring for an older, disabled or seriously ill loved one have reached breaking point.
- A quarter needing medical treatment as a result.
- 63% suffered depression and 79% reported anxiety.