Carers forced to quit work to look after relatives

More than 600 people quit their jobs each day to look after older and disabled relatives
Helen Walker, chief executive, Carers UK

More than 600 people quit their jobs each day to look after older and disabled relatives, research by Carers UK has revealed. It found that nearly half a million (468,000) have left their job in the past two years, which represents a 12% increase since the charity and YouGov polled the public in 2013. Almost…

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Deven Pamben has more than 15 years’ experience as a journalist, working on newspapers, trade magazines and online publications. A Criminology graduate, Deven worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary before becoming a journalist. He began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Hertfordshire before moving into trade magazines in permanent roles or as a freelancer. Titles he has reported and edited on include Law Society Gazette, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and Health Club Management. Deven has also written travel features for the Sunday People, and spent two years working in Beijing for the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.