Carers UK's State of Caring Survey 2018 Results
Carers UK's Survey helps show what it means to be an unpaid carer. Almost 7,000 people filled out the survey in the UK providing valuable evidence to support their campaigns and give a real-time picture of what it’s like to be a carer in 2018.
Worryingly results from their annual State of Caring survey have shown that half of unpaid carers said they expect their quality of life to get worse in the next 12 months. The research shows the immense strain carers are under and an underfunded social care system that is really taking its toll on families. Only one in ten of those caring unpaid for a relative or friend feel confident that the support they receive and rely upon will continue.
Campaigning for change
This year Carers UK are campaigning for carers to be able to access a break from their caring role, for a rise in Carer’s Allowance and for stronger rights for carers who are juggling work and care.
Social Care and the NHS will again be at the top of the agenda this year. Carers UK want to make sure that pressure on carers is at the centre of discussions about more funding and the results of the State of Caring report will give us much needed evidence to do this.
The full report can be viewed here