Research into carers' experiences

Carers UK has launched this survey to capture how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an impact on carers' lives.

Carers UK carried out a similar survey back in April to uncover the impact that the early months of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had on carers. The results of that survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs in the Government's responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) across the UK.

Your responses to this survey will enable us to provide comprehensive evidence of what carers are experiencing as part of our ongoing work to influence Government decision making, highlight carers’ experiences in the media, and ensure that our advice and information resources are appropriate for carers’ needs. In the survey we’ll be asking you to tell us what life is like now, what has changed, what's happened during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and what support you need. Due to the urgent nature of this research as we approach winter, this survey will only be open until Sunday 27th September.

Please note that this survey is only for unpaid carers (or former carers) who are looking after a disabled, older or seriously ill relative or friend.

We realise that carers are busy, especially in the current circumstances. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete but you are able to skip questions in the survey if you don't have much time. However, the more information you give us, the better we can build a comprehensive picture of how carers’ lives continue to be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Any comments you provide will not be identified as yours unless you give us permission to contact you, and we get agreement from you to do so. Your details will never be passed on to a third party. For more information - please see our privacy notice.

We will be unable to reply to survey respondents so if you require help and advice please take a look at the coronavirus guidance page on our website and get in touch with our advice team if needed.

We are so grateful to each and every person who takes the time to complete the research survey and give us a full picture of their caring experience. If you have any questions about this research, please email