State of Caring 2021 Report State of Caring 2021 - key findings: In 2021, 8,500 current and former carers shared their experiences and helped inform Carers UK's State of Caring 2021 report. Read more in the full report here Summary: One in five unpaid carers are worried they may not cope financially over the next 12 months One in four carers (23%) may not have enough money to cover their monthly expenses Carers spend an estimated £1,370 a year on average on services or equipment for the person they care for Over half of carers (52%) feel anxious or stressed about their finances What Carers UK are doing with your evidence Campaigning for increased rights and entitlements for carers by sharing select findings with MPs, Government and local decision makers. Understanding your experiences to argue for better rights such as a right to Carer’s Leave in the workplace. Providing evidence to help improve carers’ experience of services and support to make life easier. Making a strong case for increasing financial support, such as Carer’s Allowance. Providing evidence of the impact of the pandemic on unpaid carers, to argue for better support to manage through and recover from the pandemic.