Carers

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of carers who care for more than one person.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

From data published in March 2019, covering the period 17/18, there were around 360,000 informal carers that care for more than one individual.

The information is published and available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-resources-survey-financial-year-201718

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789338/frs-carers-data-tables-2017-18.xlsx

(Table 5_1 and table 5_7)

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