Building Carer Friendly Communities: research report for Carers Week 2016, Carers UK, June 2016

Last changed: Friday 5 August, 2016

This report presents key findings on Carer Friendly Communities through five themes of community, health, employment, education and older carers. The research was part of Carers UK annual state of caring survey. It gives many examples of good practice and shows positive benefits to carers when they are understood and supported by their local community. However many reported that they did not feel understood and identified a negative effect that caring had on their own health, wellbeing, finances and relationships.