Caring behind closed doors: six months on

Good morning

Today Carers UK released a new report on the impact of the coronavirus on carers. This report draws on a survey of 5,904 carers during September 2020 and follows our original ‘Caring behind closed doors’ research conducted in April. Thanks very much to everyone who took the time to complete our latest survey.

The main survey findings are:

  • 4 in 5 unpaid carers (81%) are currently providing more care than before lockdown.

  • More than three quarters (78%) of carers reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased recently.

  • Most carers (64%) have not been able to take any breaks at all in the last six months.

  • More than half (58%) of carers have seen their physical health impacted by caring through the pandemic, while 64% said their mental health has worsened.

To read the full report and to take part in our campaign for greater support for unpaid carers, please click on the following link:

If you any comments to share on the report, please post them within this topic.

With good wishes