Half spend over four hours a day caring for family – the equivalent of a whole week.
Nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of young carers feel lonely during the summer holidays, according to worrying new research¹ released today by Action for Children and Carers Trust.
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.
The UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers is today releasing a unique guide for young adult and young carers in England explaining their rights to assessment and support with their caring role.