Carers Trust Cambridgeshire Annual Report 2014-15 References

1.  There are 78,000 carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Census 2011.

2.  and most go unrecognised and receive little or no support until a crisis point.

3.  Two young people in every classroom are likely to be caring.

4.  1 in 10 adults, including young adult carers, will have a caring role and many have poorer mental and physical health, as a result of caring without receiving timely information and help.

5. 83% report a negative impact on mental and physical health.
Carers Week Survey 2012.

6.  61% have faced depression.
Carers UK.

7.  49% are struggling financially.
MORI Poll 2009.

8.  One in five carers give up work to care.

9.  Estimated as £119 billion each year.

10.  In the 2011 Census, over 60,000 people in Cambridgeshire identified themselves as unpaid carers; 30% of these carers care for 20 hours or more each.
Census 2011.

11.  In Peterborough, 17,690 people identified themselves as unpaid carers, a rise of 20% since 2001 and the largest growth – 63% – was in the 20-49 hours per week of unpaid care.
Census 2011.

12.  When we have significant caring responsibilities, we are very likely to have interests and aspirations pre-dating our current situation – and quite possibly put on hold, or even abandoned, because of it.
Jon Rouse

13.  Link to latest CQC inspection.