Funding for social care in the UK – a Carers Trust Survey for adult carers, 2021

  • Are you an adult providing unpaid care for a family member or friend?
  • Do you want to help shape future government support for unpaid carers?

Take our survey!

Survey background

This Carers Trust survey is part of a wider campaign Carers Trust will be running in early 2022. The campaign will highlight:

  • The UK’s broken social care system.
  • The failure of successive governments to properly fund social care.
  • The severe pressure this is putting on millions of unpaid carers, including pressures on their mental health and physical wellbeing.
  • What support unpaid carers need so they can continue in their caring role without becoming isolated, exhausted and at risk financially.

This survey will give Carers Trust the information it needs for its campaign. We will be able to say that we have heard from unpaid carers right across the UK. And that they have told us:

  • What government support unpaid carers need to continue in their caring role.
  • What sort of reform of the social care system will support unpaid carers like you most effectively.

Why it’s important that you take the survey

As an unpaid family carer, you understand the pressures unpaid carers are under and what the government needs to do. Your responses to the survey will help ensure that carers' voices inform the future support available to unpaid carers from the government. 

And the more unpaid carers who take the survey, the more powerful the findings will be that we present to government and use in the campaign!

Taking the survey is easy and should take less than ten minutes to complete.

The survey will close on 6 December.