New research reveals that over one third of young people aged 11-18 in Great Britain who give up time to care for someone they live with are experiencing widespread problems with their mental wellbeing.
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.