“Carers Trust welcomes the publication of the Committees’ joint report, and are pleased that the Committees share our concern that the proposals do not go far enough to support today’s young carers.
“Our evidence to the Committees highlighted that being a young carer is a risk factor to children and young people’s mental health.
Unpaid carers living in London could be helped back into work thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, the European Social Fund and Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers.
Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust said:
Young carers’ mental health must be better supported in schools and in health and social care, according to delegates at a roundtable discussion about the mental health of young carers, hosted by C
Labour MP Jack Dromey has called on the government to help unpaid carers by ending the funding crisis in social care.