Are you a carer? Take the Carers UK survey to help improve services they provide
6 August 2021
Carers UK have launched the State of Caring survey 2021 to help inform what support carers need to help recover from the pandemic.
The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and many professionals who work with carers find the results provide a useful evidence base for their work locally. We want to understand carers’ priorities for the future and what support they need to help recover from the pandemic, and to create a positive legacy for the future. We will use the evidence to continue to campaign for carers to get better support.
Over the last year, Carers UK's research and responses to their surveys have helped them to highlight carers’ experiences across the UK to the media. It helped campaign successfully for better guidance, testing for carers, PPE for unpaid carers, carers' 'support bubbles' and exemptions to allow carers to get a break.
Carers were included in the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccination and Carers UK campaigned for specific advice to support juggling work and care. Carers speaking about what their priorities are has also helped to focus their work and help decision makers know what matters to carers.
In this survey you'll be asked what life is like now, and what needs to change.
Community news on behalf of Carers UK
Up to: August 2021
Updated: 6 August 2021