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Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England 2018-19

Official statistics, Survey


This report contains findings from the Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2018-19 (SACE). This national survey takes place every other year and is conducted by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). The survey seeks the opinions of carers aged 18 or over, caring for a person aged 18 or over, on a number of topics that are considered to be indicative of a balanced life alongside their unpaid caring role.

Please note: some errors were identified in sheet T2 of the Data Quality Annex. A revised file was uploaded on 2 August 2019.

Please note: An error was found in the 2018-19 England, council type and regional data for indicator 3D2. The affected data files have been corrected in June 2021.

  • 38.6% of people who had received services said that they were very or extremely satisfied with the support and services received. 7.2% said that that were extremely or very dissatisfied
  • The majority of carers (65.4%) have been carers for over five years. Almost a quarter (23.5%) have been caring for 20 years or more
  • 60.6% of carers reported that caring had caused them feelings of stress, compared with 58.7% in 2016-17. This was a significant increase
  • 53.4% of carers reported that their caring caused them no financial difficulties. 10.6% of carers said that caring caused them a lot of financial difficulties, which is a significant increase from the 2016-17 figure of 9.6%

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