The State of Caring survey is the UK’s most comprehensive regular research into the lives and experiences of unpaid carers. Over 11,000 carers shared their views, and the results will be shared in a series of reports compiled by Carers UK.
The first report they have released is on finances. This year’s survey found that carers are struggling even more with their finances. A higher proportion of carers said they are struggling to make ends meet(45% compared with 39% last year), and carers who are already struggling with the high cost of living, are being further impacted by having their ability to earn restricted by Carer’s Allowance.
It was found that 75% of unpaid carers receiving Carer’s allowance are struggling with cost-of-living pressures, while almost half (46%) are cutting back on essentials, including food and heating.
This year’s survey found that, of carers receiving Carer’s Allowance:
You can download and read the full report here: