Almost two thirds of unpaid caregivers in employment – Ibec

Ibec said it was urging the government to fully fund a ‘carer’s guarantee’ for core services and to review the current support schemes for carers

Kara McGann, head of skills and social policy at Ibec, said that Ireland’s ageing population posed challenges due to the increased need for care. Picture: Ibec

Three quarters of caregivers have difficulty balancing their care responsibilities with employment, according to new figures from Ibec.

A report by the business lobby group has found that a majority (63 per cent) of people caring for another adult in Ireland are employed.

Almost nine in ten (89 per cent) of this cohort find it difficult to get everything done in the workplace because of their care responsibilities, while 73 per cent agree that it ...