William Eichler 24 June 2022

Only one third of carers ‘very satisfied’ with support

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Only around one third of carers reported feeling very or extremely satisfied with support and services last year, a new survey has revealed.

The survey of 43,525 adult carers in England, published yesterday by NHS Digital, revealed that 36.3% of carers were feeling very or extremely satisfied with support and services in 2021-22 – down from 38.6% in 2018-19.

An adult carer is anyone caring for a person aged 18 and over.

The percentage of carers who reported feeling very or extremely dissatisfied increased from 7.2% in 2018-19 to 8.5% in 2021-22.

In 2021-22, over half of carers (57.2%) reported their caring role had not caused any financial difficulties over the last 12 months, an increase from 53.4% in 2018-19.

The results of the survey also revealed that over two thirds of carers (67.2%) feel that they have as much control as they want over their daily life and also feel encouraged and supported in their caring role.

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