NHS Digital has today released 2018-19 data on Adult Social Care Spending in England, which includes support for those caring unpaid for adults.

The data shows that:

  • More than 96,000 less carers were assessed or received support from their local authority over the last 5 years
  • Nearly 13,000 less carers received respite or support delivered for the cared for person over the last 5 years.

Responding to the data the chief executive of Carers UK said “The fast-diminishing support for unpaid carers is simply not good enough at a time when more … family members are having to … care for loved ones.  Unpaid carers are propping our … social care system and being left without vital practial support and much-needed breaks from caring”.  To read more click here.