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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

Policy Briefing: Protected Characteristics and unpaid care in Wales / Brîff Polisi: Nodweddion Gwarchodedig a gofal di-dâl yng Nghymru
06 June 23

The purpose of this briefing is to examine the demographic breakdown of people with protected characteristics who provide unpaid care…

Tags Wales, Demographics and equalities, wales, Census2021
A New Deal for unpaid carers in Northern Ireland
05 June 23

A new report from the Coalition of Carers Organisations, which was co-designed with over 240 unpaid carers in Northern Ireland.

Carers’ assessments: developments, digital, diversity, co-production and good practice
19 May 23

Carers UK recently published a new report which looks at "what good looks like", as well as areas for improvement,…

Consultation Responses
NCO response to Scottish Commission on Social Security: Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023
19 May 23

This response by the National Carer Organisations is in response to a call for views to the Scottish Commission on…

Tags Scotland, Social security and income
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