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At the start of Carers Week (18-24 June), a new
survey shows that two in five unpaid carers are sacrificing their
own health by putting off medical treatment to care for an ill,
frail or disabled love one - as charities call for action to end
the care crisis in the UK.
The survey, In Sickness and Health, completed by
3,400 carers, also reveals:
Carers Week is a partnership of eight national charities, all
supporting carers in some way, including:
The charities say the findings of this survey is further
evidence of a growing care crisis and are calling for better
financial and practical support for the UK's 6.4 million unpaid
carers, so they can look after their own health and well being.
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