Table 2.11: Support received by carers, 2017/2018 combined, by hours spent caring per week

Base: Aged 4 and over 2017/2018 combined
Support received Hours spent caring per week Total
35 hours or more Less than 35 hours
% % %
Short breaks or respite e.g. day time breaks, overnight breaks 9 3 4
Advice and information 10 4 6
Practical support, e.g. transport, equipment/adaptations 6 4 4
Counselling or emotional support / talking to someone for support, e.g. family member, friend 5 2 3
Training and learning / having a befriender or a peer mentor 1 1 1
Advocacy services 1 0 1
Personal assistant/ support worker/ community nurse/ home help 12 3 5
Help from family, friends or neighbours 30 17 19
Help from teachers at school, e.g. talking or extra help with homework (4-15 only) 0 0 0
Social activities and support, e.g. young carers' groups or day trips (4-15 only) 0 0 0
Carers allowance (16+ only) 31 1 7
Other 2 1 1
Receive no help or support 40 75 69
Unweighted bases 271 1042 1382
Weighted bases 254 1037 1348

Note that the 1% of carers providing <35 hours care per week that reported that they receive carers allowance is this likely to be an error or because they've recently changed the amount of time that they care for


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