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The Cost of Caring

How money worries are pushing carers to breaking point

What is the true cost of caring for families looking after ill, frail or disabled relatives? There are an estimated 6.4 million people in the UK providing unpaid care and support to ill, frail and disabled friends and family members

Families provide the majority of care in the UK, outstripping social care services and private care providers combined. This contribution is worth an estimated £119 billion a year to the UK economy – more than the total cost of the NHS