The Government has recently published the Health and Care Experience Survey for 2015/16
This includes an analysis of responses from carers on their experiences of the health and care system. Below is a summary of the findings. For more details you can download the full report, by following this Link
Carers: Summary of Findings
- The survey indicated that 15 per cent of respondents look after or provide regular help or support to others.
- Carers were most positive about having a good balance between caring and other activities, with around two thirds agreeing.
- Carers were least positive about the impact of caring on their health; 35 per cent of people indicated that caring had a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.
- Just over 40 per cent of people felt that services were well co-ordinated and that they felt supported to continue caring.