New report: Creating a Britain that Works and Cares

The Centre for Social Justice has published a report entitled: ‘Creating a Britain that Works and Cares’ which looks at how to support family carers in employment. 

The report draws on statistics from a national survey of unpaid working-age (16-64 year old) carers that was conducted in November 2023 by The Centre for Social Justice and Opinium. It proposes several key policies to facilitate carers’ participation in the labour market, including: 

  • Delivering 10 hours of free home care per week to the 10% of adults with the most needs. 
  • Providing £2000 for home adaptations. 
  • Raising the Carer’s Allowance earnings threshold. 
  • Mandating five days of paid leave for carers in the workplace. 

The report includes several references to dementia, plus the personal experiences of carers of people with dementia. It can be read here: