Staying healthy and connected in Derbyshire
Helping Carers to be Healthy and Connected in Derbyshire
To support Carers UK's Healthy and Connected initiative in Derbyshire, the Carers in Derbyshire partners teamed up to jointly create a leaflet called ‘Helping Carers to be Healthy and Connected in Derbyshire’.
The leaflet was lauched during Carers Week 2018 and has ben updated for 2019/20. The leaflet has details of local services carers can use to support their health and wellbeing and meet other carers either in person or online.
Carers UK's 2019 'State of Caring' survey found that carers are more likely to have physical or mental health problems and often neglect them.
61% of carers reported having a long term condition, disability or illness compared to 50% on non-carers. 22% describe their physical health and bad or very bad.
81% of carers reported they'd felt lonely or isolated as a result of their caring role and 27% describe their mental health as bad or very bad.
You can read more about the 2019 State of Caring survey on the Carers UK website.
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