Did You Know

1. Over 6 million people, in the UK are carers - that’s around one in eight adults. (Census 2001)
2. A new report from Carers UK and the University of Sheffield reveals that the 6.8 million people who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously-ill or older loved one in the UK save the state £132 billion a year – close to the cost of a second NHS.
3. Nearly three million people juggle care with work (Census 2001)
4. 66% of carers are of working age (Census 2001)
5. The main carer's benefit is £61.10 for a minimum of 35 hours, equivalent to £1.51 per hour.
6. People providing high levels of care are twice as likely to be permanently sick or disabled.
7. Over 1 million people care for more than one person.
8. 1.4 million people provide over 50 hours of unpaid care per week.
9. 3 in 5 people will at some point in their lives become a carer.
10. The 2012 Census identified 244,000 young carers in England and Wales. 1 in 8 were aged under 8.
11. For almost 40 years Crossroads Care has been here to offer support to carers and provide personal care services to the people they look after.