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    A manifesto to support unpaid carers in Northern Ireland (2022-2027)

    22 March 2022

    On 22 March, Carers NI published "A commitment to carers A manifesto to support unpaid carers in Northern Ireland (2022-2027)".  This manifesto of asks for all the candidates in the upcoming Northern Ireland Assembly elections on 5 May. A copy of the manifesto is attached can be downloaded below.
  • Reports


    State of Caring in Northern Ireland

    21 March 2022

    Carers NI carried out our State of Caring survey[1] between August and September 2021 as part of an annual spotlight on the circumstances of carers across the UK.  State of Caring has been undertaken for over a decade and is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The latest UK wide research report can be found
  • Briefing


    Under Pressure: Caring and the cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland

    15 March 2022

    The UK is facing a cost of living crisis with inflation at the highest rate for 30 years, driven by soaring energy prices and increases in basics such as food. These rising costs will impact on everyone throughout the UK, and we are particularly concerned about the impact on the already precarious position many unpaid carers in Northern Ireland face.  
  • Report


    State of Caring 2021 report

    03 November 2021

    On 3 November 2021, Carers UK published its State of Caring 2021 report. Each year, Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. This year, over 8,500 carers and former carers shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer with us, making it the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date. This report provides a snapshot of caring in 2021
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    Carers Week 2020 Research Report

    08 June 2020

    New figures released for Carers Week (8th – 14th June 2020) show an estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total to 13.6 million. 2.7 million women (59%) and 1.8 million men (41%) have started caring for relatives who are older
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