Press release: The Cost of Caring - One third of ‘Sandwich Generation’ struggle with basic living costs

11 June 2013

Our Sandwich Generation report - published to coincide with Carers Week, 10-16 June 2013 - reveals the financial struggles of the UK’s 4.7m ‘Sandwich Carers’.

Almost a third (32%) of Sandwich Carers living in the UK struggle to cover basic living costs; and more than one in five (22%) are in debt and find it difficult to cope financially.

Respondents also identified a clear advice gap, with confusion over where to turn to for help and few getting the support they need, for example: over two-thirds (70%) say they would benefit from access to advice and support.