About caring Statistics Carers in East Sussex Care for the Carers estimates that there are 65,000 unpaid carers in East Sussex, and below are the estimated figures for each area: Wealden 18,283 Lewes 12,809 Rother 12,473 Eastbourne 11,778 Hastings 9,946 In the financial year 2016/17, Care for the Carers supported 8,085 unpaid carers in East Sussex - a 24% increase from the previous year - but with your help we can reach even more local carers. To donate click here and for information on how you help East Sussex carer friendly visit our Building Carer Friendly Communities page. National figures (Carers UK) In the UK, one in eight adults are carers, that around 6.5 million people. It is estimated that by 2037, the number of unpaid carers in the UK will increase to 9 million. Each day, 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility. 58% of carers are women and 42% are men. Carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer.