This report highlights how older parent carers and ageing carers who face additional barriers to accessing services should be supported to prepare for a time when they are less able or unable to provide care. The report is accompanied by resources for commissioners, providers and front line staff to use in the development of support for carers to plan for a future when they are less able or unable to care.
This report found that carers of people with dementia are not getting the support and advice they often desperately need. The report also highlights key points where professionals and services can and should ensure carers are receiving the necessary information, advice and support.
Our Retirement on Hold report highlighted some of the challenges faced by older carers and made recommendations to improve their experience now and in the future.
Carers Trust and the Men's Health Forum carried out research to find out more about the experiences and needs of male carers and to help raise awareness of the fact that male carers may not be getting the support they need.