We are committed to working on continually improving our support services as well as raising awareness on the challenges faced as an unpaid carer looking after a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Any effective service or project should be using a robust evidence base to make any decisions on developing services. From time to time we undertake client surveys and research to explore areas within our remit of work and interests, where we would benefit from a better insight on the areas or aspect of a carers world, with a view of shaping services and improving support.

We value the support of our professional partners such as Brent Adult and Children Services, Health Watch Brent and others.

Please see below research reports we have undertaken to date.

Downloads for GPs & Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals page - BCC Carer Info Guides image 80 xYoung Carers in Brent Survey 2018

We hear first hand from Young Carers. They tell us about their experiences and the impact of being a Young Carer in Brent.

Supporting all unpaid carers now and in the future is essential not only for our economy but also for the well-being of both the carer and their dependent!

Downloads for GPs & Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals page - BCC Carer Info Guides image 80 xIdentifying Young Carers in Substance Misuse Households

Young Carers in substance misuse households have been overlooked for far too long. Together with Healthwatch Brent and Addaction we have published a report on how to identify better ways of working with families and supporting children within their families.

Downloads for GPs & Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals page - BCC Carer Info Guides image 80 xThe Brent State of Caring Report 2016

The report gives an insight into the impact and experiences of unpaid carers in Brent. It has been well evidenced that carers support public services by providing care worth £132bn each year. Supporting unpaid carers now and in the future is essential for not only our economy but also for the well-being of both the carer and their dependent!