The Carers Week 2016 research report presents key findings on Carer Friendly Communities across five themes: community, health, employment, education and older carers.
The research for this report was carried out as part of Carers UK annual State of Caring Survey. A total of 6,149 carers and former carers responded to Carers UK’s annual State of Caring Survey between March and April 2016.
Carers Week 2016 seeks to consolidate some of the positive work making communities more carer friendly that has already been achieved across the country. For some carers, who have very significant or stressful caring responsibilities, to have to battle with a community that does not understand can push them to breaking point. It is vital that we build communities that make carers’ live easier, not harder; and as more and more of us will become carers, this is relevant to everyone in today’s society.