The piling pressures on a ‘sandwich parent’
People who care for both their elderly or disabled parents and their children are called 'sandwich carers'. This article explores the pressures faced by these workers, and offers some tips on coping in these difficult circumstances.
There are around six million working parents in the UK who are caring for both their children and ageing or disabled parents. They are often referred to as ‘sandwich carers’ or ‘sandwich parents’.
In this article, a sandwich parent shares her story and the impact it is having on her wellbeing. It is an ideal read if you are a people professional who wants to learn more about life as a sandwich carer, or if you find yourself in this situation and would like some tips on managing your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.