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  • Report


    Under Pressure: Caring and the cost of living crisis

    15 March 2022

    On 15 March 2022, Carers UK released vital new research which shows that unpaid carers are now facing unprecedented financial challenges in light of the UK’s cost of living crisis. Without urgent support from Government, we are extremely worried that many will be unable to continue caring. A UK-wide survey of 3,300 carers that we conducted in February reveals that thousands of carers are now having to make extremely difficult choices about whether they eat or heat their

  • Briefing


    Policy Briefing - GP Patient Survey 201

    28 February 2022

    The impact of caring on peoples’ physical and mental health across England remains high and is worse for those from some groups, according to the latest data analysis by Carers UK. [i] The findings are revealed in the report ‘Carers Health and experiences of primary care, the charity’s examination of unpaid carers’ responses to the 2021 GP Patient Survey. This annual research is commissioned independently by NHS England to identify patient

  • Briefing


    Briefing on Health and Care Bill - 3 December 2021

    03 December 2021

    Ahead of Second Reading of the Health and Care Bill in the House of Lords on 7 December, we have produced a briefing we regarding the Bill and unpaid carers. Please download the briefing at the bottom of this page.  While Carers UK welcome the aims of the Bill, we feel it needs to go further in supporting carers. Not only do carers need to be recognised for the important support they provide, but the aims for integration as

  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing on flexible working consultation

    26 November 2021

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently consulting on proposals to reform flexible working regulations. The consultation is called ‘‘Making flexible working the default’. We think the consultation provides an important opportunity to secure beneficial changes for unpaid carers who are juggling t

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