Why care?

Our care for cake appeal helps to pay for our essential services. These facts show some of the reasons why people get involved.


Our infographic Why care? highlights some of the report's most important statistics.

Almost 1 in 2 people become disabled after the age of 65 (Source 1)

3 in 5 people will be unpaid carers at some point in their lives (Source 2)

6% of children are disabled (Source 1)

16% of people aged 18-65 are disabled (Source 1)

45% of adults aged 65 and over are disabled (Source 1)

More than 4 out of 5 people will need some care and support after the age of 65 (Source 3)

More than 7 out of 10 people are not saving anything towards their future care needs (Source 4)


Here are the sources of the facts on this page:

Source 1: Disability in the United Kingdom 2013: Facts and Figures

Source 2: Carers Trust, 2014, Key Facts about Carers

Source 3: Dept of Health, July 2012, Caring for our Future: Reforming Care and Support

Source 4: YouGov survey of non retired people commissioned by Papworth Trust, July 2014

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