The State of Caring Survey 2023
The annual State of Caring survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. Last year a record 13,000 carers took part in the survey – the highest number of responses we’ve ever had. This year, we want to reach even more carers. The State of Caring survey helps us to understand carers’ needs and the challenges they face. 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 were able to use 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
Respond to government consultations on a range of issues affecting carers.
But we’re not stopping there and know we need to do more and push further. Please fill it in if you are a carer yourself. We have attached a campaign pack with suggested content for you to use. We would particularly welcome responses from carers from lesser heard communities, such as carers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ+ carers.