Carers Trust Social Care Survey 2020 - The Results

27 November 2020

Earlier this year, Carers Trust asked unpaid adult carers looking after someone, what they thought about the social care system, how the social care system impacts on them and what they want from a reformed social care system.

They've now published the results of the survey, with some concerning findings:

  • Only a small fraction (12%) of unpaid carers agree they receive enough support from social care
  • The proportion (64%) of unpaid carers providing 50 hours‘ care or more per week for a family member
  • 54% of carers have given up, or reduced, paid work because of caring responsibilities.
  • One in six (16%) reported that lockdowns and closure of local services has forced them into caring for an additional 40 hours or more per week.

Carers Trust had a really good response - 2,078 unpaid carers completed their survey. This is important because they now have an accurate evidence base to carry forward in their lobbying and campaigning work to improve support for unpaid carers across the UK.

Read the results