Focus on Hidden Carers

What's it like being a carer and how much support are you getting? We wanted to make sure people knew what it was like to be a carer in Kent.
Front cover of the focus on hidden carers. The illustration shows two large hands protectively surrounding a head.


Carer services across Kent are currently being reviewed. We wanted to ensure people knew what it is really like to be a Carer in Kent so we based ourselves in supermarkets to talk to people who are carers.

We spoke to 158 Carers and the majority of them were receiving no support at all.  We heard from many desperate and exhausted people.  You can read everything we heard in our report below. 

If you are a carer do get in touch. We want to hear the good stories too. 


If you need this report in a different format, please email Healthwatch Kent or call 0808 801 0102.

Focus on hidden carers

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