Unpaid carers experience various health inequalities compared with the general population, particularly emotional and mental health problems. Most of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. In 2011, 151,777 people in Kent were providing unpaid care (10.4%).
A number of organisations produce statistics relating to carers, both at national and local level.
- Carers UK have published a digest and analysis of all the major research and statistics about carers in the UK.
- NHS Digital publish findings from the Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE), as well as local outcome measures for carers within the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).
- The KCC 2011 Census Summary Profiles contain local prevalence data.