Publication details This research research, undertaken by Centre for Care colleagues Maria Petrillo and Matt Bennett, finds that the value of unpaid care in England and Wales is now estimated to be £162 billion, exceeding that of the entire NHS budget in England for health service spending.
Value of unpaid care in England and Wales now exceeds that of NHS budget
- At £162 billion a year, the value of unpaid care has risen sharply in the last decade, increasing by 29% since 2011
- The data highlights how the number of unpaid carers and amount of hours they support a loved one, differs by local authority areas
- The value of care has increased across all local authorities in England and Wales
To cite: Petrillo, M. and Bennett, M.R. (2023) Valuing Carers 2021: England and Wales. London: Carers UK.