1. There are 78,000 carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://jonrouse.blog.gov.uk/2014/07/16/carers-and-employment/.
13. Link to latest CQC inspection.