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The case for a Universal Carer’s Income

Unpaid carers are on the frontline of the social care crisis and need more support 

By Ben Glover  

Our rapidly ageing society represents the biggest demographic change in the UK since the Industrial Revolution, a public policy challenge that can no longer be ignored. Almost one in seven older people are today living with an unmet care need, a figure that looks set to only grow. Maintaining what is already a threadbare social care system will require huge sums of money and that’s just to stand still. The cost of social care provision is expected to rise by around £18bn by 2033-34.

In new research published by Demos we found that Britain’s unpaid carers are at the care crisis…

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