Giles Meyer, CEO of Carers Trust, said: "For one fleeting moment today we thought the Chancellor had remembered unpaid carers in his Budget. Sadly, it was just that: a moment."
A campaign to help the UK's 1.8 million older carers have better coordinated care was launched today by Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers.
Carers Trust and student carers welcome UCAS' announcement that it will give carers the option to identify themselves when they apply to university.
A year on from the introduction of the Care Act, a review by Carers Trust has found that the new act has made little or no difference to the 5.4 million carers in England.
The research found that when carers face a lack of understanding about their caring role from the overall community, it impacts their health, wellbeing, relationships and finances.