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Valuing Carers 2011

Calculating the value of carers’ support

This paper updates the estimate of the value of carers’ support published by Carers UK in 2007 in Valuing carers – calculating the value of carers’ support.

There are over six million carers, family, friends and neighbours who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, frail or disabled. The care they provide to help sustain people in their own homes and in their own communities is vital. Without it, society would collapse.