State of Caring Carers UK State of Caring 2017 Report - Page 3

STATE OF CARING REPORT 2017 State of Caring 2017 Carers UK carries out an annual survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. This year over 7000 people shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer in 2017. 1 This is the largest State of Caring Survey carried out by Carers UK to date. As this report provides a snapshot of caring in 2017, only the responses of current carers have been used here. However, Carers UK will be drawing on the responses of former carers in other pieces of work throughout the year. See the appendix for more information about the survey. 1 03