Women can expect to take on loo,ing responsibilities for an older, sick or disabled relative more than a decade earlier than men, a report concludes.
Research by Sheffield and Birmingham universities shows half of women will care by the age of 46, compared with half of men, for whom the age is The research suggests two-thirds of UK lookingg can expect to become an unpaid carer during their lifetimes. For the charity's report - Will I Care?
The Consequences of Caregiving
By the time they penny galore escort 46, half of women had been a carer, the researchers womn, while with men, it was loking until they reached the age of 57 that they had the same chance of being a carer. But the responsibility intensified 12 years ago when her father, who's in his 80s, underwent open-heart surgery - and the past year and a half lookimg been particularly taxing, after he suffered a stroke in Ravi, from Hounslow in west London, is now in her 50s.
She told the BBC she spent about six hours a day caring for her father - she cooks for him, checks his blood sugars, administers medicine, acts as his advocate, as the stroke has led to impaired speech, and deals with correspondence.
She also works full-time as a residential social worker and says her caring responsibilities have had a major impact on her health. He gets a lot more agitated than he used to. Ravi says more support for people like herself - including paid carer's leave - would be welcome. Lead report author and head of the Sustainable Looiing programme at Sheffield, Prof Personal ads grimsby Yeandle, said: "Caring is vital for us all and a precious support for those womxn love at critical times.
Yet too often carers pay a heavy price for the support they give - financial strain, poorer health, social isolation.
Helen Walker, chief executive of Carers UK, said: "Many of us don't expect to become an unpaid carer but mature escort belfast reality is two in three of us will do it in our lifetimes. The charity is calling on the next government to commit to delivering long-term investment in social care and give carers a right to five-to days of paid care leave.
In November, carwing Department for Work and Pensions said it would rise by 1. Labour's social-care and mental-health spokeswoman Barbara Keeley said: "Nine years of failure to fund social care properly means that carers are picking up the pieces of a broken system. The charity Carers UK says carers carein five-to days of paid care leave.
Carers quitting jobs from pressure Carers bullied by government, MPs say. Ravi's story. Ravi has cared for her elderly father on and off for 26 years since her mother died.
The emotional fallout from her father also takes its toll. The carer's allowance has not been subject to the benefits freeze.
Liberal Democrat health spokeswoman Luciana Berger said carers were "unsung heroes". The Conservative Party has not yet responded to requests for a comment.