LGA responds to Carers Trust report on unpaid carers

“Our care system simply could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of loved ones people every day."


An elderly and a carer walking side by side. The elderly is using a crutch and holding the carer arm, while she carries some food as well.

Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board said: “This report is hugely troubling.

“Our care system simply could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of loved ones people every day.

“Councils fully recognise their crucial role and assess and support hundreds of thousands of carers every year, but could do even more with the right resources.

“Every part of the care and support sector is under intense pressure due to the current crisis and councils are doing all they can to support unpaid carers and those they care for through this.

“The Government must ensure that unpaid carers are supported through the cost-of-living crisis and work with councils to develop long-term solution for the funding of social care.”