Falling short

Think tank: The Nuffield Trust

Author(s): Charlotte Paddison; Nadia Crellin

October 10, 2022

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at how far have we come in improving support for unpaid carers in England.

People who provide care unpaid for a family member or a friend due to illness, disability, or mental health provide a vital role bridging gaps in state-funded support. But despite the laudable policy statements in support of carers, this Nuffield Trust report looking at the policy history and latest data shows that the reality for unpaid carers has been one of diminishing help over time.