The Carers Survey 2022

Closed 25 Nov 2022

Opened 19 Sep 2022

Results updated 4 Apr 2023

In September 2022, Crossroads and the Department of Health and Social Care released a survey asking carers to tell us about what life is like for carers and how caring impacts on everyday life.

We asked a mix of closed questions (ones with a list of answers to pick from) and open questions (ones which let people write in their own answers).

In total, 566 carers responded to the survey which provided a very valuable insight into the caring role and the importance of making sure there is support available for carers within our community. Supporting carers will enable them to balance the management of their own needs whilst caring for others.

Next Steps

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to tell us how we can improve support for carers in the Isle of Man. The information you gave us will be used to help Crossroads and the Department of Health and Social Care create a National Carer Strategy and Delivery Plan that aims to make meaningful improvements and better outcomes for carers.

The National Carer Strategy and Delivery Plan will be published in Summer 2023.

As part of the carer survey there was a separate survey specifically focusing on young carers. In recognition of the differing roles between adult and young carers, Crossroads and the Department will publish the findings of this survey in the coming months to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Crossroads’ Young Carers project.  

You can see the full breakdown of results in our Carer Survey Report.



Crossroads and the Department of Health and Social Care are pleased to work in partnership to understand together how we can help you on your caring journey.

A carer is defined as someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member, friend, partner or neighbour whose health and well-being would suffer without their help. This could be due to illness, disability, frailty, a mental health issue or addiction or substance misuse problems.

Why your views matter

We’re asking carers living in the Isle of Man to take part in The Carers Survey, helping us to understand what life is like for carers and how caring impacts your life. Your contribution is invaluable and will allow the Department and Crossroads to make sure services, policies, events, opportunities, publications and profile reflect the actual wants and needs of carers across the Isle of Man.

Your contribution will help us to work in partnership to ensure a joined up and collaborative approach to supporting all carers living on the island.
Your experiences as a carer will allow us to truly understand what it means to be a carer on Island, and we appreciate everyone who takes the time to complete this survey.

If the survey raises any concerns or you have any questions, please contact Crossroads on +44 1624 673103.

The survey process

You can respond to the survey online by clicking on the 'Carers Survey 2022' link below. 

This survey has been created and is hosted externally by Crossroads. You can view their privacy policy to check how your data will be used and stored.

Alternatively, if you would prefer a paper copy of the survey please get in touch via email ( or telephone (+44 1624 673103) and we can arrange to have one sent to you along with a stamped address envelope for you to return the survey.


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