Unpaid Carers

We believe unpaid carers are the unsung hero’s of society.

Full time caring is one of the most challenging roles anyone can fulfil in life. It’s 24/7 and “full-on” most of the time. Imagine if your job required you to work 7 days a week and 16 hour shifts?

This is exactly what we expect carers to do, which has got to be one of biggest human tragedies in a supposedly civilised society.

That’s why we co-designed a service that allows carers to get some much needed regular respite time, knowing that their loved ones are safe and enjoying themselves.

It’s estimated that unpaid carers save the state £140bn a year. Imagine if this bill was transferred to the government to pay?

However, that’s exactly the risk we’re taking as we ignore the stress created when providing full time care for a loved one.

Without the necessary breaks it starts to affect the carer’s physical and mental wellbeing.

That is why we co-design our service’s alongside our service user’s. So that we can provide Regular, Reliable, Respite time, while enhancing their support network.

This recent article from The Carers Trust highlights the fears that unpaid carers are currently facing. Day in day out millions of unpaid carers play a crucial role, caring for family and friends and propping up our creaking social care system

The Impact we have on unpaid carers

This video highlights the impact our service is having on unpaid carers and their loved ones.

Facts & Statistics

  • 74% Of carers feel more active
  • Average of 2.5 Hours of Respite per week
  • 95% Felt an improvement in their mental health
  • 81% Felt they had improved their relationships with their families

Key Findings From Carers