Carers UK have launched their State of Caring survey 2023 and are inviting everyone looking after a family member, friend or partner to take part.
The survey gives 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.
This year the survey focuses on several areas including health, employment and finances. They will use the evidence to continue to campaign for unpaid carers to get better support. 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 over 13,000 people filled in the survey and carers’ responses were used as part of the work 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 their 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 2023 and they will be releasing a research report later in the year.
If you have any questions about the research, please get in touch with their policy team by emailing [email protected].