State of Caring Survey 2021

Aug 13, 2021

Last year over 6,000 of carers filled in surveys about their experiences of caring during the pandemic. These responses have helped Carers UK campaign successfully for better guidance, testing for carers, PPE for unpaid carers, carers' “support bubbles” and exemptions to allow carers to get a break. As a result of pressure from Carers UK and many other organisations, carers were included in the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccination and we successfully campaigned for specific advice to support juggling work and care. This feedback also helped to focus Carers UK’s work and help decision makers know what matters most and continue to campaign for carers to get better support.

This new survey will be asking you to tell us what life is like now, and what needs to change.

We are keen for this survey to represent the experiences of carers from Scotland, as well as those in the rest of the UK. Therefore we urge our Carer Positive Employers to share this survey with members of staff.

Find out more and complete the survey here.