Help gather experiences of caring and COVID-19

Content originally from Chelmsford CVS

Carers UK has launched a new survey for unpaid carers to help us understand carers’ experience of health services, support services and breaks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carers UK has launched this survey to capture carers experiences of being able to or not being able to take time away from their caring responsibilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. This survey will close on Sunday 25 April.

To access the survey, please click here

Your responses to this survey will enable us to provide comprehensive evidence of what carers are experiencing as to influence Government decision making, highlight carers’ experiences in the media, and ensure that our advice and information resources are appropriate for carers’ needs. We will also be using this survey to highlight the experiences of carers during Carers Week 2021.

In the survey we’ll be asking you to tell us about your experiences of breaks from your caring role and the impact that has had on you and your experience of caring. We also ask you about your priorities for the future and your experiences of health services.

We will be running our State of Caring survey later in the year that will give us a wider picture of the experience of caring in 2021.

Please note that this survey is only for unpaid 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 carers’ lives.

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