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Carers Trust responds to Care Quality Commission's State of Care report

Responding to the Care Quality Commission's State of Care report, Carers Trust's CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:

“The challenges facing social care laid out in this alarming report are having a huge knock-on effect for millions of people who have to look after their loved ones at home. These family carers are essentially an unpaid workforce who are propping up a struggling system. This is leaving them particularly vulnerable to the cost-of-living crisis and forcing many into poverty, widening the inequality highlighted by the CQC.

“As this report recognises, local authorities have a clear legal duty to identify, assess and support unpaid carers. Too often, however, carers are being starved of vital support and access to care because of vast differences in carer strategies across the country. It is absolutely vital that the needs of this country's unpaid carers are properly addressed and those responsible for supporting them are held to account. Carers Trust and its network of local care organisations look forward to working with local authorities and integrated care systems to ensure this happens.”


For further information please 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 & 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. 

To find your nearest local carer organisation for advice and support, visit carers.org 


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