October 2019

Did you know that the 2017/18 Northern Ireland Health Survey found that 13% of people surveyed had caring responsibilities for someone sick, disabled or elderly?  This included 17% of those aged 55-64 years, 14-5 of those aged 65-74 years, and 8% of those aged 75 years or over.  In May 2019, almost one third of people claiming Carer’s Allowance in Northern Ireland were aged 65 years or over.

Further information is available in the Quarterly Carers’ Statistics for Northern Ireland (Apil – June 2019), available on the website of the Department of Health.