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The report looks at people who care for or support family, friends or neighbours for free and the time they spend caring for April 2019 to March 2020.

Main points

  • 29% of people provided unpaid care or support to others in 2019-20.

People who are carers (for more than 5 hours per week) are likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • being aged 45 and over
  • being female
  • living in social housing rather than being an owner-occupier
  • living in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales
  • feeling low levels of satisfaction with life
  • having a limiting long-term illness
  • being unemployed or economically inactive

Contact

Siobhan Evans

Telephone: 0300 025 6685

Media

Telephone: 0300 025 8099