More than three-quarters of people caring for an ill, frail or disabled loved one do not have a life outside of their caring role
Many Carers are left isolated and lonely, missing out on opportunities that the rest of the population takes for granted.
4 out of 5 Carers have been forced to give up leisure activities or from going out socially since becoming a Carer.
Many Carers can no longer rely on relatives for support as these relationships have suffered as a result of caring. Three quarters of Carers surveyed said that they had lost touch with family and friends.