Policy paper

The national carers strategy

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This publication sets out the government's 10-year strategy for giving support to carers.



This strategy sets out the vision that by 2018, carers will be universally recognised and valued as being fundamental to strong families and stable communities. Support will be based on individuals’ needs, enabling carers to maintain a balance between their caring responsibilities and a life outside caring.