A quarter of the population is involved in providing some form of care for older family or friends, it finds.
And almost one in five of them regularly spend at least £100 a month.
The figures emerge from a report detailing how a “secret generation” of carers is helping prop up Britain’s crumbling social care system.
That\’s good, isn\’t it?
The good people of this nation are good people. Caring for their families and friends as they age.
Far from this shwing that the social care system is crumbling it shows that it is in robust good health.
As to the State social care system, we only need that to fill in the gaps of what people do not do out of love of family and friends don\’t we? So the existence of this private network also lowers the pressure on that State network.
Trebles all round really.
Although, sadly, that\’s not quite the way that even the Telegraph reports it.