Under pressure: supporting unpaid carers in Wales

English | Cymraeg

19 November 2012

Note: This report was funded and/or written by our predecessor organisation Alcohol Concern.


Unpaid carers make a vital contribution to society – the economic value to Wales of their work has been estimated at £7.72 billion per year. Their role can be very rewarding, deepening and strengthening relationships through providing relatives, friends and loved ones with the often vital support they need. However, the demands of the role are also considerable.

This briefing looks at the work of unpaid carers in Wales, the pressures they face, and some of the ways that they cope. It puts forward recommendations for action to ensure carers are better supported.