Caring can be lonely No carer should feel lonely or isolated
75% of carers struggling to make ends meet cut back on seeing friends and family, leisure activities and hobbies to cope with their caring role.
See the impact that caring has on people’s lives
Watch our short film where we speak to some unpaid carers and their closest friends. 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely or isolated because of their caring role. Caring can be difficult, speaking about it shouldn’t be.
Latest findings shows Unpaid carers are seven times lonelier than the general public
Making time for family and friends remains a huge issue for unpaid carers. Carers UK offer online support and comunity forums where carers can connect with others. For more help and to see the research visit their website.
Why it matters
There are over 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, including many of our customers. And, most of us will care for someone who’s older, disabled or seriously ill at some point in our lives. So, we’re working with Carers UK to help carers up and down the country. If you or someone you know is a carer, there’s help and support out there for you.
It’s time to #ShareThatYouCare
Caring can be challenging, and many carers are uncomfortable talking to others around them about their role as a carer. Through our campaign, we want to help give the UK’s carers a voice and get the support and information they need.
#ShareThatYouCare to show your support.