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Forty per cent of carers have illness or disability

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.832-j (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:832
  1. Andrew Iles
  1. BMJ

    Two thirds of unpaid carers who provide more than 50 hours of care a week say that their health has been affected by caring, says a report published by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The report also showed that 40% of carers have an illness or disability themselves.

    Of more than five million unpaid carers in England and Wales, over a million provide care for over 50 hours a week.

    The report shows that although there is …

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