Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

Carers UK’s new State of Caring Report

Carers UK published the results of their State of Caring survey this week after receiving a record number of respondents this year, with over 8000 people, including 7500 current carers, completing it.

Some of the key findings are as follows:

  • Almost 2 in 5 (39%) carers saying that they are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Over half of carers who are receiving Carer’s Allowance (53%) are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Shockingly, over two thirds of carers (68%) regularly use their own income or savings to pay for care or support services, equipment or products for the person they care for.
  • 1 in 8 carers (12%) reported that they or those they support received less care or support services during the previous year due to a reduction in the amount of support from social services.
  • 53% of carers said that they are not able to save for their retirement.

The press release can be found here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/carers-uk-state-of-caring-report-2019

The report can be downloaded here: www.carersuk.org/stateofcaring