3,000 carers gave Carers UK a detailed picture of how caring affects their finances. Their research has found that :

  1. 72% carers are worse off as a result of caring

  2. 52% are cutting back on food just to make ends meet

  3. 54% have given up work to care

  4. On average carers retire 8 years early, missing out on years of income and pensions contributions

  5. 50% are, or have been, in debt as a result of caring

  6. 74% struggle to pay utility bills such as electricity, gas or telephone

  7. 32% of those paying a rent or mortgage say they cannot afford to pay it

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