Policy paper

Carers action plan 2018 to 2020

The plan sets out how the government will improve support for carers in England over the next 2 years.



The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next 2 years.

It is structured around the following themes:

  • services and systems that work for carers
  • employment and financial wellbeing
  • supporting young carers
  • recognising and supporting carers in the wider community and society
  • building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers

The plan draws on responses to the 2016 Carers strategy: call for evidence.

Published 5 June 2018
Last updated 13 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added easy read version of the carers action plan.

  2. First published.