Press release from Carers Week.
UK carers suffering due to lack of support
- 75% were unprepared for caring role
- 81% said they were not aware of the support available
- 61% of carers have experienced depression
- 92% of carers say they feel more stressed because of their caring role
Carers Week 2013 10th – 16th June- Prepared to Care?
New research from Carers Week of over 2,100 carers has revealed that carers are being woefully let down by a lack of support when they first take on a caring role. The findings from the report, Prepared to Care? show that support is not being made available to new carers with often devastating consequences.