The Carers UK annual State of Caring survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of unpaid carers. Last year a record 13,000 carers took part in the survey – the highest number of responses to date.
With a General Election in Westminster on the horizon, knowing the issues carers face in 2023 couldn’t come at a more important time.
Last year we used carers’ responses to:
- Win landmark new rights for two million employees to take up to five days’ unpaid Carer’s Leave.
- Seek improvements to carers’ benefits through our newly established Carer Poverty Coalition
- Press for carers to be included in cost of living payments, with vital evidence of carers’ financial struggles
- Show the impact of the backlog in the NHS and make sure carers are not forgotten in NHS and care reforms
The survey will close on 3 August and the results will be shared later in the year