In February 2013 Carers UK launched a Caring & Family Finances Inquiry to provide new research into the financial impact of caring and assess the impact of the Government's changes to the benefits system.
Running throughout 2013, the Inquiry will have carers’ voices at its heart, collecting evidence via public polling, survey data and through evidence sessions involving carers across the UK.
Why we are running the Inquiry
“We will all care or need care at some point in our lives. The financial cost can push family finances to breaking point as they face the extra costs of ill-health and cut working hours or give up work to care.
The financial support for carers currently isn’t enough to stop families falling into debt and financial hardship.
Now, on top of this, families who are already struggling face a blizzard of cuts and changes to the benefits system. Our Inquiry will deliver a comprehensive picture of the impact of this growing pressure on family finances and deliver a verdict and recommendations on the impact of the Government’s benefit changes on carers.”
Helena Herklots, Chief Executive, Carers UK
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