1 / 4 of sandwich carers in London ‘can’t cope’

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Sandwich carers – individuals who take care of youngsters and
their kinfolk – are struggling to deal with the burden of juggling caring
tasks alongside their job, analysis reveals.

The survey of 1,000 staff from BHSF reveals that of
these based mostly in London, 56% mentioned they typically discover managing their tasks
onerous, with 24% admitting that it’s all the time an excessive amount of to deal with.

This compares with one in six sandwich carer staff
throughout the UK as an entire who mentioned their tasks are all the time an excessive amount of to
deal with.

BHSF mentioned the distinction might be defined by the very fact
that staff in London usually have longer commutes and the inhabitants
tends to be extra transient. This implies Londoners usually tend to dwell
additional away from prolonged members of the family who can present additional assist.

Of these staff based mostly in London, 59% mentioned having
caring tasks has affected their bodily well being, and 56% claimed it
has had an influence on their psychological well being.

Brian Corridor, chief industrial officer at BHSF, mentioned staff
are in determined want of assist that extends past the office and will be
accessed as and once they want it.

“As a result of the wants of the workforce are so various,
employers ought to think about wellbeing advantages that convey collectively a number of sources
and entry to specialists,” he added.

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