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Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17

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Country, Regions, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Local Authorities


This report contains findings from the Survey of Adult Carers in England, 2016-17 (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.

13th September 2017: Please note worksheet tab "T1b - Weighted Respondents" in the annex file has been amended to now show the total weighted respondents for each CASSR; previously the annex had shown the total respondents. 
Also, a minor error has been identified in the csv. The Ethnic Group - Carers "Refused / Not-stated" was coded as a "6". This has been corrected to "3" as outlined in the data dictionary.


  • 71.0 per cent of carers who received support or services were extremely, very or quite satisfied with the support or services they received.
  • 90.1 per cent of carers aged 85 and over have caring responsibilities for someone aged 75 or over.
  • Of carers who have had a lot of financial difficulties caused by their caring responsibilities, 38.7 per cent report having little social contact with people and feeling socially isolated.
  • 58.5 per cent of carers spend more than 35 hours per week providing care. Over a third of carers (35.7 per cent) provide care for over 100 hours per week.

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Last edited: 25 November 2021 9:44 am