Caring for carers: The lives of family carers in the UK

The Social Market Foundation, July 2018

This report highlights the important role that family carers fulfil but also the negative  impact it can have on these individuals. Family care is a vital component of the current social care system; without it, provision would either be unacceptably limited or unacceptably expensive. We need a sensible discussion of the policies required to support and assist family carers.  Given the negative impact caring can have on a carer’s employment, there is a central role for employers to play in supporting workers combining employment with caring responsibilities.  This report identifies a care navigator can seriously improve the lives of those providing family care and particularly help those without family.

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