All-party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Young Carers and Young Adult Carers brings together Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum who are committed to improving the lives of young carers and young adult carers. The group’s mission is to provide a forum for key issues affecting young carers and young adult carers which will be addressed collaboratively by Parliamentarians and other key stakeholders, including young carers and young adult carers.

The APPG holds regular meetings in Parliament with an ambitious agenda of work and seeks to make the very strongest collective case to Central Government as we seek to achieve the best support, services and outcomes for young carers and young adult carers.

The current officers of the APPG are:

  • Chair: Paul Blomfield MP
  • Vice-Chair: Barbara Keeley MP
  • Vice-Chair: Duncan Baker MP
  • Vice-Chair: Ed Davey MP
  • Vice-Chair: Gill Furniss MP
  • Vice-Chair: Lord Young of Cookham

In addition to the officers, there are additional MPs and Peers who are members of the APPG (asked to be on the group's mailing list). These are:

Afzal Khan MP
Alistair Carmichael MP
Andrew Gwynne MP
Andrew Lewer MP
Andrew Western MP
Ashley Dalton MP
Baroness Brinton
Baroness Lister of Burtersett CBE
Baroness Pitkeathley OBE
Baroness Walmsley
Caroline Ansell MP
Caroline Dinenage MP
Caroline Lucas MP
Chris Stephens MP
Christina Rees MP
Christine Jardine MP
Colum Eastwood MP
Dame Rosie Winterton MP
Fabian Hamilton MP
Fleur Anderson MP
Florence Eshalomi MP
George Howarth MP
Jo Gideon MP
John McDonnell MP
Kate Osborne MP
Liz Twist MP
Lord Young
Marion Fellows MP
Martyn Day MP
Mary Kelly Foy MP
Mohammed Yasin MP
Nickie Aiken MP
Paulette Hamilton MP
Sally-Ann Hart MP
Sarah Atherton MP
Sarah Green MP
Scott Benton MP
Sir Oliver Heald MP
Sir Robert Buckland MP
Virendra Sharma MP
Wendy Chamberlain MP

Future APPG meetings/events

Where possible, all APPG meetings will take place from 4pm onwards so that young carers and young adult carers will be able to feed into them and attend if they would like to. If you wish to attend, please e-mail 

Tuesday 14th November, 3:30-5pm, House of Lords - APPG for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Inquiry Report launch  (Invite only)

Parliamentarians can join the APPG at any time by emailing

To join the list of observers or for any enquiries please contact:

The chair can be contacted by e-mailing

You can also find out about the work of the APPG via Twitter: @APPGYCandYAC

APPG members
Active members of the APPG are defined as those who have asked to be on the group's mailing list. You can see the full list of active members here.

APPG projects and reports
The APPG helps to improve support and raise awareness for young carers and young adult carers by producing specific projects and reports. Find the projects and reports here.


This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group