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Our strategy 2021-24

At the beginning of 2021, Carers First introduced our three-year strategy, to spell out exactly how we will help more carers access the vital support and services they need so we can make a real difference to their lives. ​

Together for 250,000 carers

By 2024, we will have reached 250,000 carers online to provide access to information, support and resources. We will design our services with carers so that the support we offer is inclusive and accessible to all carers in different communities.​

Developing our strategy

It is important to us that our strategy was developed by a range of people from staff, trustees and funders but colleagues in social care, health and schools, most importantly, carers themselves.

With their collective views and opinions, we've formed a strategy that will enable us to reach and support significantly more carers and make a positive, material difference to their lives.

5 million

Unpaid carers

There are over 5 million people who are carers

£162 billion

Saved each year

Each year, unpaid carers save the UK economy £162 billion

2 in 3

Will become a carer

Two in three people can expect to become a carer at some point in their lifetime

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