National caring picture
There could be as many as 13.6 million carers in the UK, since the pandemic there have been an estimated increase of 4.5 million carers.
The contribution carers make to the UK economy in a year is equivalent to £132 billion.
1 in 8 workers have caring responsibilities outside of their employment, and 1 in 5 carers give up work to care. In fact it is now estimated that 2.8 million people have started caring since the outbreak and are now balancing work alongside caring responsibilities.