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.
“We are disappointed that the Chancellor has failed to tackle the social care funding crisis in this Budget.
Speaking today, Giles Meyer CEO of Carers Trust, said:
Working for Carers will encourage local employers to adopt carer-friendly policies and to recognise the benefits of employing carers in their workforce.
“The Children’s Commissioner’s report makes worrying reading for millions of children in England, including the hundreds of thousands of young carers who are caring for a family member while missin