Our goal is to shine a light on carers (unpaid). We want to make the challenges and joys carers cope with every day visible.
Define Carer (Unpaid)
A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who cannot manage without this help. This can be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. All while not receiving living wage.
Carers Allowance is currently £269 per month for 35 hours a week, which works out at roughly £1.92 per hour. National Living Wage for 18 year olds is currently £6.56 per hour.
We would like to connect with carers. We want our projects to reveal their labour that is often hidden: to make people who feel underrepresented visible in the public domain.
million people in the UK are carers (unpaid).
of the Bristol, population are carers.
That's 40,138 individuals (2011 Census).
Carers Allowence is paid to the main carer for a minimum of 35 hours, the lowest benefit of its kind.
of carers responding to Carers UK's State of Caring 2018 Survey said they had suffered mental ill-health as a result of caring.
said they had suffered physical ill-health as a result of caring.