Helen Walker, the chief executive of Carers UK, explained: “We are seeing unprecedented levels of stress and financial worries piled on unpaid carers.
“Many were already struggling to manage their monthly expenses before the soaring energy prices and inflation increased the price of essentials. Now 45 percent of carers are unable to manage their monthly expenses.
“Many are dipping into savings, using credit cards, being pushed into debt and cutting back on essentials to keep the person they care for warm and healthy. They are extremely anxious about how they are going to continue to manage.”
On the impact of rising energy bills, Ms Waker cited the charity’s data which found that carers are more likely to be adversely affected with recent changes to the price cap.