Caring, unpaid, for older and disabled relatives is an increasing issue for our time and one that is affecting more families and friends in both the UK and throughout the world.

According to the 2011 Census, around 3 million people juggle work while caring for an older, disabled or ill person, unpaid, out of a working age population of around 4.3 million. This equates to around one in nine workers. It is now over seven years since the Census 2011 produced its valuable data on carers, and this new research sets out to establish how society has changed since then.