• Joe Legate

#32 | Results from 1st March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.


Yesterday we asked: Do you own a car?

Graph showing that 53% of carers had gained weight, whilst 32% had stayed the same.

Cars can help daily life greatly with improved flexibility and potentially greater access to a wider range of places that might be helpful. They are not without their costs though; lessons, tests, the vehicle, fuel, road tax, mot, parking and maintenance all add up.

The average annual cost of owning a car in the UK comes to £3406.80 for those who do not have car finance – for those that do, the figure rises to £5744.40.

So says, Nerd Wallet, in their survey on the costs of owning a car.

25% of our community do not have their own car, or are unable to drive. And if you are aged 60+ you are far more likely to own your car outright than working age carers, who use a variety of financial methods to own/access their car.

Perhaps you have been considering whether a car could be good for your situation and you are wondering what the benefits could be? Drop a question in our Facebook Group and let the rest of us share our experiences.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.