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.
Half spend over four hours a day caring for family – the equivalent of a whole week.
Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said:
“What hope is there for England’s five million unpaid carers who are having a hard time juggling work and their caring roles, when the very committee overseeing the Department for Work and Pensions suggests the Department needs to ‘go away and try again’.
Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: “It is unclear how young carers’ mental health will be improved and supported based on the government’s response to this consultation. It feels very limited in its ambition.
Speaking today, Giles Meyer, CEO, said:
“The findings of the CQC’s Beyond Barriers report are not a surprise, based on what Carers Trust regularly hears from local carers services and unpaid carers: local health and social care systems are not working together effectively for older people.