● Within the UK, one in every eight adults is considered a carer. That’s
approximately 6.5 million people.
● It is estimated that by the year 2037, the number of unpaid carers in the UK could increase to over 9 million.
● Currently, in the workforce, one in every seven people are juggling carer
responsibilities alongside their work. While 58% of those people are women.
● At least 81% of unpaid carers were faced with increased caring costs due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Carers First is an organisation that works directly with unpaid carers, providing
personalised information and professional advice, making it easier for those caring for someone to still live their lives to the absolute fullest.
If you’re a carer or you think there’s a possibility you might be, contact Carer’s First on their freephone helpline 0300 303 1555 or visit their website for assistance.
The Carents Room
The Carents Room is an established organisation and the go-to place for those
supporting their elderly parents. They focus on providing you with trusted connections
and the best information possible to ensure your parents receive the finest care
Visit their website for more details and assistance.
Retire Guide is a free web resource dedicated to providing useful information to help older adults in the US and those caring for them.
They recently published an easy-to-understand Medicare guide specific to Caregivers. This resource is packed full of information including enrollment, coverage, financial aid options and more. Medicare can be tricky and they hope to help caregivers navigate this process and provide the best care possible to their loved ones.