Caring Behind Closed Doors 2020

This new research report, released in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, provides powerful evidence of the difficulties carers are facing and their worries for the future.

The majority of carers are now providing more care than before, and the need for self-isolation or shielding closure of local services and reduced support from social care providers have had a particularly powerful knock on effect for carers, many of whom were already providing substantial hours of care every week, and were already frustrated, anxious or exhausted. This research also shows that the impact of coronavirus on carers’ lives is far-reaching with many facing difficulties accessing food and other supplies necessary for caring, increased costs on supplies and bills, and changes to working patterns for those who are juggling paid work and care.