Carers of Older People and Older Carers Page - Carers UK image 80 x 43  A new report published by Carers UK states that older people are struggling through their later years caring for a loved one in increasing numbers, with figures showing the number of carers aged 85 and over in England has risen by a staggering 128% over the past decade.

These older carers are making an immense contribution to the state – their care is estimated to be worth over £15 billion each year.  Yet, despite this rapid growth in older carers, fewer of them are being offered support.  To read the article in full click here.