Professionals

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We work with a wide range of professionals and can provide:

  • advice and information about working with carers
  • resources
  • training

If your organisation is not yet working to identify and support carers, it is time to get started. Contact us or click the links below.

 

Professionals Carers
GP Practices
Hospital staff
Pharmacies
Social care staff
Schools and colleges
Employers

Carer Statistics

How many carers?
In the area covered by Manchester City Council, there are at least 42,000 carers who are adults¹ (the number of young carers is not known but is estimated at more than 16,000²).

83%

% of carers who experience social isolation

48%

% of carers who face reduced income

64%

% of carers who have given up work or reduced their hours due to their caring role

¹ 2011 Census for England and Wales, ONS
² Research in 2010 by Morris Hargreaves McInytre (Research on the Children and Young People’s Plan, May 2009)
83% of carers have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of looking after a loved one (Alone and Caring, Carers UK 2015). 44% of carers are struggling to make ends meet, rising to nearly half (48%) of those caring for 35 hours or more per week (Carers UK, State of Caring Report 2016).

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