Read our response to The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust's joint report about older people paying the price because of cuts to the care system.

Ruth Hannan, Policy and Development Manager for Carers Trust, said:

"Unpaid carers are bearing too much of the brunt of cuts to social care services to older people as identified in The Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust report (Social Care for Older People – Home Truths).

"Carers Trust highlighted this recently in our Care Act for Carers: One Year On report.

"Many unpaid carers are going unidentified and unsupported; the number of hours people are caring is dramatically increasing however one in five carers (20%) who are providing 50 hours or more of care each week are receiving no practical support with their caring role.

"Many of these carers are elderly themselves and that is why Carers Trust is raising awareness of the needs of older carers with a year-long campaign."

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Carers Trust response to Committee Chair rejecting Government non-response on employment support for carers

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 

“What hope is there for England’s five million unpaid carers who are having a hard time juggling work and their caring roles, when the very committee overseeing the Department for Work and Pensions suggests the Department needs to ‘go away and try again’.

Carers Trust response to Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 
“It is unclear how young carers’ mental health will be improved and supported based on the government’s response to this consultation. It feels very limited in its ambition.

Carers Trust responds to Care Quality Commission’s Beyond Barriers report

Speaking today, Giles Meyer, CEO, said:

“The findings of the CQC’s Beyond Barriers report are not a surprise, based on what Carers Trust regularly hears from local carers services and unpaid carers: local health and social care systems are not working together effectively for older people.