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Male Carers

There is a lack of recognition for male carers. According to the ABS in 2009, there were more male carers (54%) than female carers. Male carers need to be supported in their caring roles as they are often juggling work and other commitments.

Being a male carer they can potentially become socially isolated, experience lack of adequate social support and suffer from poor mental health. A study conducted by The Carers NSW shows that carers groups, specifically targeted towards men have proven to be a very beneficial form of support for male carers.

This section profiles resources that support male carers and raises awareness of the needs of male carers.


Men's Health Forum: More Than Four In Ten Of The UK’s Unpaid Carers Are Male

More than four in ten (42%) of the UK’s unpaid carers are male, dispelling the stereotype that caring is a female issue. The new report 'Husband, Partner, Dad, Son, Carer?' was produced by the Men's Health Forum and Carers Trust and is a survey that highlights the needs of male carers.

 

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