The financial implications of caring

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Financial hardship being suffered by carers is highlighted in a new study _Caring on the breadline_ published by Carers National Association (CNA) to mark the start of Carers Week (12 June 2000). It reveals the poverty experienced by carers, particularly those providing substantial amounts of care. One in five carers in the UK who responded to the survey are cutting back on food, reducing their number of hot meals and buying ‘out of date’ food. More than one in ten cannot afford to pay their rent or mortgage and two in five are struggling to pay for essential repairs to the home. See _Homecare Professional_, July/August issue

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