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This document summarises the responses we received to the call for evidence. In response to these findings, the government has published the Carers action plan 2018 to 2020.
We think that we need a new strategy for carers that sets out how more can be done to support them. It needs to reflect their lives now, their health and financial concerns, and give them the support they need to live well while caring for a family member or friend.
To help us develop the strategy, we want to hear from carers, those who have someone who cares for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.
We have extended the closing date until 31 July 2016 (from June 30 2016). This will help to make sure we hear from all those we would like to reach and understand the complex diversity of caring roles – both carers and those they care for.