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."