Carers UK raises the alarm as more carers struggle to access enough support and more go without social contact

Source: Carers UK, 7 October 2015

Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England 2014-15*, Carers UK warns of the potentially devastating consequences for society if public services don’t support carers.

Key findings from the report (all of which are statistically significant) include*:

• Carer reported quality of life has decreased from 8.1 in 2012-13 to 7.9 in 2014-15

• The overall satisfaction of carers with social services has dropped from 43% in 2012-13 to 41% in 2014-15

• 39% of carers reported having as much social contact as they would like, compared to 41% in 2012-13

• 66% of carers in England find it easy to find information about services, a reduction from 69% in 2012-13….

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