Carers UK has years of expertise about caring. We produce a variety of resources that can help you better understand both the effects of caring on people's lives and the effects that policies have on the lives of carers.
Most of the material in the resources section is available to download as PDF (Portable Document Format) which is a worldwide standard for viewing documents.
Carers UK produces briefings on key policy developments, legislation and regulations in policy areas including benefits, health and social care services, employment and equality.
The briefings assess the impact of policy on carers and disabled people and provide research, statistics, recommendations and examples of good practice to parliamentarians, professionals working with carers and Carers UK affiliates.
Carers UK has been carrying out and commissioning research into carers lives for almost forty years. Back in the 1970s caring was a hidden issue with almost nothing known about how many people were caring and what impact it had on their lives.
Through our research we have shed light on this previously private issue and brought it into the public arena as one of the most pressing policy issues of the 21st century.
Carers UK works with service providers, international partners and Government to promote examples of good practice which deliver effective support and services to improve carers lives.
We develop practice guides including the latest information on policy, case studies and recommended service models to help practioners adapt to change and develop new services.
Government departments launch consultations when they plan to change the law, introduce new regulations or change the way that public services operate.
Carers UK responds to these consultations by compiling research, carer case studies and policy recommendations to influence the development of Government policy and ensure that carers' needs are taken into account.
Carers UK is working to improve understanding of the challenges faced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in accessing support, advice and information.
We conduct research into the experiences of BAME carers, work with community groups and compile examples of good practice in how to identify, reach out to and support carers in minority communities.