An Urgent Call to Action: Carers Trust Report

Carers Trust has written this report for decision-makers on behalf of the unpaid carers who took the time to share their messages with us. These are their voices. And our message is that a solution desperately needs to be found so that unpaid carers get the support they need. Unpaid carers are not asking to live in the lap of luxury or saying they do not want to work – they are having to “choose” whether to eat or not, to turn the heating on or not, leave their jobs, and are compromising their own health and wellbeing. Given all the other things they have to do, worrying about eating and heating should not be something unpaid carers need to think about.