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1.2 million unpaid carers living in poverty, says report

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Across the UK, 1.2 million people who provide unpaid care are poverty-stricken

More than a million carers are in poverty, a new report suggests.

Across the UK, 1.2 million people who provide unpaid care are poverty-stricken, according to the report from the New Policy Institute (NPI).

There are around 5.3 million informal carers around the UK, most of whom provide care for a family member.

The report from the NPI, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that the poverty rate is much higher among working-age adults providing more than 20 hours of care a week.

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