Carers UK recently published a new report which looks at "what good looks like", as well as areas for improvement, regarding carers' assessments, with a particular focus on the experiences of carers from communities who face additional barriers and other health inequalities.
The report's aim is to stimulate conversation around the unique challenges faced by carers from underrepresented backgrounds and make recommendations on how to best support them – especially Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers and LGBTQ+ carers.
We hope the document will support commissioners, service providers and policy makers in looking at how assessments in England are provided to unpaid carers, in order to improve carers' outcomes. As well as evidence from unpaid carers, we include a number of different areas of practice in England.
The report has been produced by Carers UK as part of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance Carers’ Partnership, alongside Carers Trust.