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Carers

Carers walking with a boy

This section is aimed at health and social care professionals in the statutory and independent sectors who work with carers. It contains information on Government guidance and regulations affecting carers, details of the current carers grant and other relevant information on carers’ policy.

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Data on support for carers (opens new window)

The NHS Information Centre provides data on support provided to carers by councils.

Regional factsheets

DH has commissioned the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at Leeds University to produce a set of 9 regional factsheets on carers. These factsheets include data on the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being.

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