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Social isolation: UK charity survey reveals acute loneliness among young carers aged under 24

Carer’s UK survey of more than 7,000 carers reveals 81% of those surveyed feel lonely and socially isolated.
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Carer’s UK survey of more than 7,000 carers reveals 81% of those surveyed feel lonely and socially isolated

Eighty one per cent of carers describe themselves as lonely or socially isolated because of their caring responsibilities, according to research.

The charity Carer’s UK carried out a survey involving more than 7,000 carers. It revealed loneliness is felt more acutely among younger carers under 24, is worse when someone is caring for disabled children; when caring is their main role; and when they care for several different groups of people.

The report refers to caring as one of the most important roles that someone can have in society, but acknowledges how all-encompassing it can be.

The charity urges health professionals to start a conversation with carers

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