Policy paper

The national carers strategy

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

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Applies to England


Carers at the heart of 21st‐century families and communities

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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.

Published 10 June 2008