Together with its network of over 120 local carer services across Britain, Carers Trust is the national infrastructure charity for unpaid family carers.
As a network we are now reaching over one million unpaid carers who are registered with one of our Network Partners. The services our partners deliver to unpaid carers now cover 85% of all local authority areas.
So, it’s important we get our strategy right. To do that, we need to ensure that the work we are delivering has real and measurable impact, and is making a material difference to the lives of unpaid carers.
Our Impact Report for 2022-2023 sets out the progress we have made against our strategic goals and highlights our collective impact for unpaid carers across our work.
We have also highlighted some of our key achievements in a video animation.
Comment: “After all, if you are not serious about making sure you’re making a positive difference as a charity, what is your point?”
Carers Trust’s Executive Director of Programmes, Policy and Impact, Rohati, Chapman, sets out in her blog why it’s so important for charities to measure the impact of their work.
Our collective impact in 2022/23
In our Impact Report we set out the collective impact we have secured for unpaid carers with our Network Partners. Here are just some of the highlights:
- As a network, we are now reaching over 1 million unpaid carers and covering 85% of all local authority areas
- We have awarded £3,820,380 in grants across the UK to support 16,849 unpaid carers
- 45,039 young carers and young adult carers were directly supported across the UK
The collective impact of our work means:
- 86% of unpaid carers say their quality of life has improved
- 67% of unpaid carers have experienced an improvement in their wellbeing
- 81% of young carers and young adult carers have seen an improvement in their employability
- 57% of unpaid carers have seen an improvement in their resilience
Impact across the nations
The report sets out our achievements and highlights across England, Scotland and Wales. These include:
- Our partnership with the Welsh Government to manage the multi-million-pound Short Breaks Scheme and Carers Support Fund, both of which are delivering much-needed support to unpaid carers in Wales.
- The successful results of our endeavours to call for a new National Carers Strategy in Scotland, as well as our new important research into the experiences of older adult unpaid carers in Scotland.
- The re-launch of our Triangle of Care programme in England, focused on promoting a therapeutic alliance within health settings between patients, staff members and unpaid carers to promote safety, support recovery and sustain wellbeing.