Carers Leeds Annual Survey 2022 findings

Today we are publishing a report based on our annual survey of unpaid adult and parent carers across the city.

523 unpaid carers responded to the survey, which asked what unpaid carers were most concerned about, their experiences as an unpaid carer and what matters most to them.

What the report tells us

The report tells a story of unpaid carers who are deeply concerned about their own health and wellbeing. Many are missing out on doing things for themselves, such as social activities or taking a break, because of their caring role. Too many unpaid carers in our city often or always feel lonely. A shocking number of unpaid carers in Leeds are feeling exhausted, depressed, and overwhelmed all or most of the time.

This is compounded by serious worries about money and the cost of living. Unpaid carers in Leeds said that they are struggling to make ends meet and are cutting back on essentials such as food and heating. Unpaid carers are worried about the future. Some may not be accessing the welfare benefits they may be entitled to and many who aren’t in work, would like to be.

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the survey and all involved in its production. If you would like a printed copy of the report or wish to discuss the findings, please email