Carers Trust statement on spending review

Following the Chancellor’s Spending Review, Thea Stein, Chief Executive of Carers Trust comments:

“Carers Trust is pleased that the Chancellor has recognised the importance of investing in social care. We know that supporting unpaid family carers is a way of keeping older people out of hospital and supporting people with disabilities. Integration is vital for carers and their families and smarter spending across health and social care is welcomed.” 

"However, we are concerned about the prospect of an annual cap on welfare spending for the next four years. Carers and their families are already struggling to make ends meet; a further squeeze on their income could have a serious impact on their lives.”