A Charge on Caring? Analysis Of the Use and Impact of Charges by Councils Providing Support to Unpaid Carers

Carers’ Trust, September 2015

This report finds that a growing number of councils are considering charging carers for the support they receive, putting them in financial difficulties and at risk of ill health. The research is based on Freedom of Information requests which were sent to 147 local authorities in England to find out how many are currently charging carers for support, the impact those charges are having on carers and the number of councils that will be debating the introduction of charges in the next twelve months.

Click here to read the full report.