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You are just as likely to care unpaid for a loved one as own your own home, new figures show.
Charity Carers UK has published analysis by the Universities of Sheffield and Birmingham of data from 2001 to 2018 which shows that two thirds (65%) of adults have cared unpaid for a loved one. This is similar to estimates showing 64% of the population own their own home