Forty per cent of carers have illness or disabilityBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.832-j (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:832
- Andrew Iles
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 …