Giles Meyer, CEO of Carers Trust, said: “This new data blows all previous figures out of the water, revealing a generation of young carers who are being neglected by society."
Over half (61%) of carers said their physical health had worsened as a result of caring.
The National Garden Scheme has announced that Carers Trust is to receive £400,000 from its garden openings.
This award will transform the support carers receive, providing grants to individual carers and matching donations to kick-start vital projects, amongst other work.
A snapshot survey released by Carers Trust today, reveals a high proportion of infant young carers are regularly suffering from broken sleep in order to look after unwell family members.