More than four in ten (42%) unpaid carers in the UK are male, according to new research launched today by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum.

The report ‘Husband, Partner, Dad, Son, Carer?’ was commissioned by Carers Trust to look into the experiences and needs of male carers, and to help raise awareness of the fact that they might not be getting the support they need.

Over half (53%) of the male carers surveyed felt that their needs were different to those of female carers, many citing that men find it harder to ask for help and support and that balancing work and caring is challenging, particularly if they are the main earner.

To read more about this research, please click here.

Added 18 July 2014