|Institution web page||https://www.carersuk.org|
|Host institution||Carers UK|
|Team members||Emily Holzhausen, Rachael Graham, Ruby Peacock, John Perryman, Ben Hall and Christine Casely|
|Funding information (if funded)||Carers UK|
Carers UK’s ‘Caring Behind Closed Doors’ work involved two online surveys in Spring and Autumn 2020, with 5,047 and 5,904 respondents respectively, designed to capture and draw attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unpaid carers across the UK. The first survey focused on the initial ways in which the pandemic affected carers’ lives (for example increased costs, difficulties accessing supplies), whereas the six months on report was able to reflect on the ongoing impact on mental and physical health and carers’ needs for support during the approaching winter months.
|Outputs / Expected Outputs|
Already available (report 1 was published in April 2020, report 2 published October 2020).
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Care setting||Community-based care/care at home|
|Funding type||Private non-profit|
|Impact/outcomes||Cost and other financial impacts | Mental health | Physical health | Wellbeing and quality of life|
|Groups/organisations||Care partners of people living in LTCF | Unpaid carers|