State of Caring Survey 2017

Finding out the truth about carers' lives

Carers UK is gathering evidence from its latest survey to push for change.

In the biggest survey of its kind of carers in the UK, the data collected paints a real picture of the life carers lead. 

What happens to your feedback?

The campaigning charity runs the survey each year to find out what life is like for people who are caring, and what needs to change to make life better. It uses the responses to provide evidence to policy makers.

In the last year, evidence has been used to:

  • submit research to the UK Government's Carers Strategy
  • demonstrate that the Care Act in England is not making enough of a difference to carers' lives
  • argue for the needs of carers to be central in housing policy.