Carers Week 2020 Research Report

Carers Week carried out polling with YouGov to revisit how many people are caring in the UK today, the challenges they face and what the public’s worries would be if they became an unpaid carer. We also looked at public awareness of unpaid caring, whether the public thought unpaid carers were valued and whether the Government had provided sufficient support.

The results show a large increase and difference in unpaid care, and it has never been more important that we all Make Caring Visible. Awareness of unpaid carers has increased amongst those who have never had a caring role, yet the public feel unpaid caring is undervalued.