Types of support helpful to providers of unpaid care in the UK 2016

This graph shows the types of support available and accessed by unpaid care providers who struggle financially in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2016. Nearly half of all respondents stated that they have access to practical equipment such as hoists, grab rails and easy grip handles, which can be installed in the house of the person they care for. Further 29 percent of respondents declared that they received extra support from care workers as well as from family and friends.

Practical and social support accessed by unpaid carers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

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Release date

May 2016


United Kingdom

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financially struggling unpaid carers.

Supplementary notes

** Practical equipment installed in the home of the person receiving care, such as hoists, rails or easy grip handles.
Multiple answers were possible. Therefore percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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