Article preview: The best laid retirement plans are often derailed by unexpected events. With improved longevity, something that can disrupt work patterns towards the end of our careers is needing to become an unpaid carer. For members of the sandwich generation, who find themselves sandwiched between financial or time commitments for adult children and elderly parents, this challenge of juggling work with unpaid care is a very real risk. Some new research has highlighted the widespread impact of this issue, with 2.6 million people forced to quit work so they can care for a loved one.
Juggling paid work and unpaid care
This 585 word blog post considers new research from Carers UK which found almost 5 million people in the UK are juggling paid work and unpaid care responsiblities. Includes an expert comment from Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK. Written on 5th February 2019.
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