A survey of the experiences of fathers who are carers
On Tuesday, 4 August, Carers Trust launched a report – Dads Care Too. The report follows on from last year’s report ‘Husband, Partner, Dad, Son, Carer’, produced jointly with the Men’s Health Forum. Please see the document attached for more information (summary from report given below) –
“Caring is often seen as a ‘female’ issue but it is something that affects a large number of men too. The 2011 Census found that in England and Wales more than 4 in 10 carers are male (42.3%) – amounting to 2.44 million men providing care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.
Despite their vast number, there has been little research to understand the experiences of these men or the vital role that they play in their families.”