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Across the UK, 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.  

Yet carers are experiencing even greater challenges. Since the coronavirus pandemic, we estimate that 4.5million more people have taken on caring responsibilities. 

We share our insights on caring with local authorities, employers and other organisations, making the most of technology to help solve the problems that carers face.  


Better services for carers

Carers rely on good quality services to help manage care alongside everything else. 

We work with service providers to help them provide the support carers urgently need. 


Better employers for carers 

Staying in work is a major challenge for the 3 million working carers – every day, 600 people on average are leaving their jobs to provide unpaid care.  

With over 215 members covering 3.5million employees, our Employers for Carers membership forum helps employers improve their understanding of carers and retain the carers in their workforce.  


Better technology for carers 

By listening to what carers need, we’re using our expertise to develop useful products that can help improve carers’ lives.  

Our mobile and online app, Jointly, has been designed to make life a little easier for people who share care. And our MyBackUp tool helps carers develop a contingency plan for greater peace of mind.  

Latest updates

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Landmark Carer’s Leave Bill passes all stages in the House of Commons

The Carer’s Leave Bill, which could see more than two million working carers get crucial access to one week of…

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Unpaid carers ‘picking up the pieces of a crumbling health system’, warns cross-party MLA group

Public statement from the Assembly All Party Group on Carers in Northern Ireland.

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Landmark Bill gains further support ahead of Report stage in Commons

MPs from many different parties are backing a Private Member’s Bill on Carer’s Leave, which would see millions of unpaid…

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