100,000 carers working for free in Staffordshire

Some 98,832 of residents in Staffordshire offer some form of free care, with over a third of these giving 20 or more hours of care a week.

This means that nearly 800,000 hours of caring is being undertaken each week by friends or family.

And the county council has vowed to encourage businesses to support their staff if they are caring for someone in their own time.

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