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.
This award will transform the support carers receive, providing grants to individual carers and matching donations to kick-start vital projects, amongst other work.
The UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers has revealed the snapshot data today on Young Carers Awareness Day in order to highlight the shocking amount of children between the ages of five and ten
Speaking today, Laura Bennett, acting Head of Policy at Carers Trust, said:
“We welcome the Minister’s announcement that the Government will bring forward a cross-Government action plan in the New Year to improve support for carers informed by evidence from carers.