Carers of both older relatives and dependent children also more likely to struggle financially
Almost 27% of ‘sandwich carers' are showing symptoms of poor mental health, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Those who care for both sick, disabled or older relatives and dependent children are more likely to report symptoms of mental ill-health, feel less satisfied with life and struggle financially compared to the general population, the report said. It estimates that around 3% of the UK general population have twin caring duties, which amounts more than 1.3m people,...
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