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Carers Week Survey 2011

Carers Week logoResults from the survey include:

National survey statistics:

• 81% of carers are worried about the proposed cuts
• 44% of carers wonder how they will cope with the cuts – almost 1 in 2 carers
• 76% of carers are worse off financially since taking on their caring responsibilities
• 62% of carers have had to develop negotiating, mediating and persuading skills
• 59% of carers were surprised at how little help they get from the government
• 75% of carers have suffered with health issues as a result of caring
• 60% of carers have had to give up on their ambitions and aspirations since taking on their caring responsibilities
• 64% of carers were surprised at how hard it is to be a carer
• 49% of carers have a disability, condition or illness themselves
• 64% of carers provide more than 50 hours of care a week
• 48% have been a carer for more than 10 years
• 78% of respondents are female

North east regional survey statistics:

• 83% of carers are worried about the proposed cuts
• 45% of carers wonder how they will cope with the cuts – almost 1 in 2 carers
• 79% of carers are worse off financially since taking on their caring responsibilities
• 65% of carers have had to develop negotiating, mediating and persuading skills
• 63% of carers were surprised at how little help they get from the government
• 81% of carers have suffered with health issues as a result of caring
• 54% of carers have had to give up on their ambitions and aspirations since taking on their caring responsibilities
• 73% of carers were surprised at how hard it is to be a carer
• 47% of carers have a disability, condition or illness themselves
• 71% of carers provide more than 50 hours of care a week
• 51% have been a carer for more than 10 years
• 79% of respondents are female

* 2,012 carers took part in the survey, both online and by post, which was carried out by Carers Week from 1st February – 4th May 2011.

 

 

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