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.
Young carers from across England are celebrating news of a £1.2 million funding boost to improve local support for young carers and their families.
The Co-operative hit the right note with unpaid young adult carers today (24 January) as it launched a “record” breaking year of fundraising for its new Charity of the Year, Carers Trust.
Despite the existence of £400m of Government funding and a dramatic rise in the official number of carers, Carers Trust is today warning that carers needs are in grave danger of being ignored.
Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers charity, is set to launch a new guide aimed at helping commissioners with developing local services for young carers and their families.