Sandwich generation at 'breaking point'

One in six cannot cope

Adam Saville
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Many looking after children as well as relatives struggle with caring duties alongside job

According ONS statistics, 1.3m people fall into the ‘sandwich generation' category, a term used to describe those who care for both children and elder relatives or parents. Research by wellbeing provider BHSF has suggested that many are at breaking point, with one in six (16%) admitting that it is always too much to cope with caring responsibilities alongside their job. Meanwhile, 44% said they often find it hard. The survey of 1,000 employees who work at least 16 hours a week also revealed that female workers/carers are feeling the strain more so than their male counterparts, with 19...

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