It’s been estimated that unpaid carers in the UK save the economy £132 billion pounds a year – more than the full cost of the NHS.
Yet, despite the enormity of their contribution, carers remain undervalued societally.
This session explores the landscape around caring in the UK and focuses on the additional burden on carers which has been created by the pandemic. It will also highlight the positive aspects of caring and, using examples from real life, will identify important sources of support.
- The UK caring landscape
- The impact of the pandemic on carers
- The wellbeing of carers
- Carers in the workplace
- The positives of caring
- Support for carers, including examples of the Bank Workers Charity support