Today we are launching a new research report, Cycles of caring: transitions in and out of unpaid care, in collaboration with the Centre for Care at the University of Sheffield.
Read report: https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/policy/policy-library/carers-rights-day-2022-report?utm_source=Carers%20UK&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=13628141_CRD2022%20on%20the%20day%3A%20affs%2C%20profs%20and%20previous%20CRD%20registrants&dm_i=74C,843JH,9AZULP,X7W68,1
The research, which is based on data from 2010-2020, found that:
• 4.3m people became unpaid carers every year – that’s 12,000 people a day.
• More than 4m people leave their unpaid caring roles every year.
• These transitions are not experienced by people equally, with women more likely to provide unpaid care and to provide more hours of care than men.
• More than 1.9m people in paid employment became carers every year.
• Older workers are most likely to take on caring responsibilities: people aged 46-65 were the largest age group to become unpaid care (41%).
We make a number of recommendations in the report, including calling on UK Government to launch a funded National Carers Strategy for England, introduce awareness-raising campaigns and to introduce a strategic approach to identifying carers, so that everyone providing unpaid care has early access to information and support.