The Action Plan builds on the previous Government’s national Carers Strategy of 2008 and the Coalition Government’s update of 2010. It retains the strategic vision for recognising, valuing and supporting carers from 2008, which has been the vision of successive Governments, and the four areas for priority action identified in 2010 by the Coalition Government.
The latest document therefore provides a brief overview of evidence gathered and the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during the past few years and identifies key actions for the next 2 years.
Health, education and social care are devolved issues and therefore references in the document to those areas relate to England only. Welfare reform and some of the employment initiatives mentioned in this document relate to England, Scotland and Wales.