Carers Week commissioned public polling exploring public perceptions of how unpaid care is valued by society and their expectations of becoming a carer. The poll also looked at what would worry people if they took on a caring role and where they would go for support.
The vast majority of the UK public feel those caring unpaid aren’t sufficiently valued by society.
More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not suf ciently valued by society for the support they provide and this gure rises to 8 in 10 (83%) of those who have previous experience of caring themselves but don’t currently.
The public are not prepared for a future caring role.
Half of respondents with no experience of caring (50%) think it’s unlikely they would ever become a carer.
When asked to choose their top three, worries about becoming a carer were affordability of care and the impact on their nances (46%) and coping with the stress of caring (43%).
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45