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.
Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Giles Meyer, interim CEO of Carers Trust, said:
Carers Trust Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are helping students balance higher education with unpaid care responsibilities for family and friends to mark Carers Week.
Unpaid carers aren’t valued by society, according to a new poll, published today to mark the start of Carers Week 2017.
Speaking in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement today that Labour would increase carers allowance by 17%, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said: