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Carers Trust responds to British Social Attitudes survey showing extremely low level of social care satisfaction

Responding to the British Social Attitudes survey showing only 14% of people are satisfied with social care services, Carers Trust’s CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:

“That the gold standard survey on the general public’s attitudes shows extremely low levels of satisfaction with social care should come as no surprise after years of underinvestment. We completely agree with the 49% of the general public who say there is not enough support for unpaid carers. This is backed up by our own recent survey showing nearly half of those receiving Carer's Allowance say it not enough to meet their needs and one in seven unpaid carers have used a food bank. These issues will never be fixed until the government comes up with urgent long-term funding for social care and takes the pressure off unpaid carers who are propping up the system while relying on hard-pressed local carer organisations for support.”

For further information, and to arrange interviews with Carers Trust spokespeople, contact: Mark Chandler, mchandler@carers.org and 07712 427808

About Carers Trust

Carers Trust is the UK charity working to transform the lives of unpaid carers across the UK.  It partners with its network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness and influence policy.​ Carers Trust’s vision is that unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.


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