The Carers UK State of Caring 2020 survey has now launched.

The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and many professionals who work with carers find the results provide a useful evidence base for their work locally.

Last year it was completed by over 8000 carers and Carers UK used the evidence to push carers up the agenda for policy makers, to help inform practice and to campaign for recognition and change across the UK. This year Carers UK have new questions to help inform and shape practice around health and wellbeing, employment and technology.

The survey will close on 17th May 2020 with a research report released in the summer.

If you have any questions about the research, please get in touch with the policy team by emailing  

The survey is for people who are currently or have previously been in an unpaid caring role. The survey asks you what life is like now, and what needs to change. This is the most extensive survey into carers’ experiences in the UK so allow at least 20 – 30 minutes to complete it. To start the survey, click here.