“Carers Trust welcomes the publication of the Committees’ joint report, and are pleased that the Committees share our concern that the proposals do not go far enough to support today’s young carers.
“Our evidence to the Committees highlighted that being a young carer is a risk factor to children and young people’s mental health.
Carers Week survey shows two in five unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health by putting off medical treatment to care for an ill, frail or disabled loved one - as charities call for action t
Carers Trust has chosen eight innovative projects supporting young carers across England to receive £455k funding provided by the Department of Education.
Commenting on the absence of a White Paper on Social Care in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament, Anne Roberts, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said:
Many unpaid carers struggle on for years looking after sick or disabled family members or friends without help, according to research from the new leading carers’ charity Carers Trust.