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Fact sheet

In Poor Health - The impact of caring on health

"Carers who provide high levels of care for sick, or disabled relatives and friends, unpaid, are more than twice as likely to suffer from poor health compared to people without caring responsibilities." (Census 2001, Office of National Statistics)

Carers UK published this major report on carers' health in December 2004; the full report is available to download here:

In Poor Health - The impact of caring on health, Carers UK report (1.1 MB)

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