Carers UK

Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. That’s 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid, for family and friends. Within our lifetime, there will be 9 million carers.

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. Carers UK will be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.

Carers UK is the only national membership charity for carers:

  • We give expert advice, information and support – through our adviceline, website, online tools, factsheets and guides.
  • We connect carers so no-one has to care alone - through our peer support service and a network of volunteers working over the phone, online and face to face.
  • We campaign together for lasting change - bringing carers together to have a voice, raise awareness and influence decision makers to deliver lasting change.
  • We innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers - our expertise and insight drawn from carers’ experiences helps us find better ways to support carers.


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