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."
We’re calling on councillors to recognise the unpaid carer vote and ensure that health and social care services across Scotland are well resourced and responsive to carers’ needs.
Together with other leading charities we’re campaigning for better health and social care for disabled children, their families and their family carers.
New data from Carers Trust reveals more than half the nation isn't geared up to care for their family or friends, nor have they considered what would happen if they needed to be cared for.
Seven young people from across Scotland are interested in standing up for young carers' and young adult carers' rights as Members of Scottish Youth Parliament in the March 2017 elections.