In the UK, our society relies on an army of unpaid carers. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. According to some new research, only one in ten unpaid carers feels confident the support they currently receive will continue. Half of unpaid carers said they believe their quality of life will deteriorate in the next year and only 8% felt they expect quality of life to improve.
Unpaid carers struggling to make ends meet
This 1,348 word blog post looks at new research by charity Carers UK on the challenges faced by unpaid carers, the main points proposed by government in their recently published action plan and the response to this action plan from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group. Written on 13th July 2018.