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."
Around one in ten patients in every GP practice is estimated to care for a relative or friend who is sick, disabled, or frail.
The Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, today told Parliament that the Government intends to change the law to improve rights for young carers.
The findings from the report, Prepared to Care? show that support is not being made available to new carers with often devastating consequences.
You can help make sure that the Government and as many MPs as possible understand why it is important that the law is changed to improve young carers' rights.