Loneliness impacting unpaid carers

Helen Walker, chief executive, Carers UK

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the rest of the public, figures suggest. Research by Carers UK also found that one in three unpaid carers (35%) are always or often lonely, compared with just one in twenty (5%) of the general population due to not having enough time, or…

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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.