110,000 'sandwich generation' cancer carers in UK, says Macmillan support group



The UK has around 110,000 "sandwich generation" carers who are looking after a parent with cancer and their own children , figures suggest.
New data from Macmillan Cancer Support estimates that almost one in 10 cancer carers are "sandwich carers", and most of them (89%) are also juggling a job.
A new report from the charity, based on research among almost 900 cancer carers, found many suffer mental health problems as a result of caring, such as feelings of anxiety and depression.
Almost one in three carers (30%) said their income or household finances are affected by... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 30
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