Making life better for carers
Carers UK is the leading organisation supporting the 6 million carers in the UK. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner. They are undervalued, unrecognised and ignored in every part of our society. The care that they provide saves the Nation £87 billion every year and with the ageing population, there will be 9 million carers by 2037. However, the sacrifice carers make can lead to ill health, poverty and social isolation.
60% of all carers miss out on benefits and support for over 3 years because they did not know that they were entitled to them. Your support helps Carers UK inform carers of their rights, provide practical local help and support and raise the public profile of carers. Your pennies have helped carers of all ages, from Sherry and Terry to young carers like Amy.