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Our approach to policy work

We’ve been campaigning with carers for 50 years, transforming understanding and winning critical developments in carers’ rights.

In these challenging times, our work has never been more important as we seek to protect these rights, while pressing ahead to break new ground.

We are able to speak with authority in our policy and campaigning work because we are grounded in the reality of carers’ experiences, backed up with vital evidence through our research.

The latest from the policy & research library

Briefing
The experiences of ethnic minority carers – updated briefing
21 February 24

As part of the Making Carers Count project, Carers UK published a research report looking at the experiences of ethnic…

Briefing
The experiences of LGBT+ carers – updated briefing
21 February 24

As part of the Making Carers Count project, Carers UK previously published a research report looking at the experiences of…

Briefing
Unpaid carers’ priorities for the new NI Executive
06 February 24

Carers NI briefing on unpaid carers' policy priorities for the restored political institutions in Stormont.

Briefing
The case for reforming Carer's Allowance in Northern Ireland
30 January 24

Briefing on the challenges of the current Carer's Allowance system and options for reforming the benefit in Northern Ireland.

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