State of Caring Carers UK State of Caring 2017 Report - Page 2

STATE OF CARING REPORT 2017 Contents Introduction 03 Context: the state of caring in 2017 04 Impact on carers health and wellbeing 06 Time for a break 09 Accessing practical support with caring 12 Carers’ experiences of carer’s assessments 15 The Care Act and the Children and Families Act in England Carers’ experience of discharge from hospital 16 18 Costs of caring 20 Juggling work and care 22 A contribution that’s understood and valued 24 Recommendations 26 About Carers UK 28 Appendix 30 02