Caring as a determinant of health report

Content originally from GOV.UK

Last week we published our review of the evidence into caring being considered a social determinant of health, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle.

The often critical support provided by carers is physically and emotionally demanding and can impact carers’ own health and wellbeing. Our report explores the consequences of being an unpaid carer on health and wellbeing, examines how unpaid carers can best be supported, proposes a logic model as a tool for evaluating the impact of carer interventions and adds to the growing evidence that unpaid caring should be a considered a social determinant of health.