News 27 Apr 2022

Unpaid Carer Survey – Care Inspectorate

A key Care Inspectorate role is to ensure that the social work and social care services people receive meet required standards and are of a high quality that meet their needs.

Unpaid carers are vital partners in how social care and support is arranged and
provided. During the COVID-19 pandemic many organisations sought carers’ views in
relation to how the pandemic and its impact affected them.

The Care Inspectorate are undertaking this survey because they want to understand carer’s experiences of adult social work and social care services and how they are supported in the following areas:

  • Knowing and understanding their rights;
  • Maintaining or improving their health and wellbeing and quality of life; and
  • Being supported to continue in their caring role, or to move on from their
    caring role where this is the best option.

From this they aim to learn how the future support of carers can be developed and improved.
The findings from this inquiry will be a key resource for organisations both locally and
nationally in doing this work.

The Carer Inspectorate would like to hear from you if you are an adult currently caring for a spouse/partner, relative over the age of 18 years, a neighbour, friend, or someone else.

They would be grateful if you could take some time to tell them about your experience by completing this survey.

This survey closes on 3rd June 2022.  It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the survey