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Carers Week Research report 2015

09 March 2016

New research was launched during Carers Week 2015 which looked at how carer friendly a range of different community services were and the impact they had on carers’ lives as result of this. The research was based on responses from almost 5,000 carers from across the UK.

Overall, the research found that there was huge variation in the support received by carers in their local community across a range of different services, from their local GP through to shops on the high street. There were various impacts of services not being carer friendly – including damaging carers’ health and negatively impacting their ability to look after the person they care for.

Two-thirds (65%) of carers providing more substantial care to a friend or loved one said that one or more of their local services was not carer friendly. As a result:

  • 6 in 10 carers (61%) said this lack of support had a negative impact on their health
  • Two-thirds (65%) of carers said the experience of local services that fail to consider or support them made it more difficult to look after the person they care for.

Click the following link to download the full report:

Download Research report 2015

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