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 welcomed details of The Care and Support Bill, including the creation of new duties to assess and meet the needs of adult carers.
Young adult carers often find it difficult to juggle caring with school college or work. So Carers Trust is working with The University of Nottingham to find out what helps.
The figure has been achieved less than three months after the launch of our Charity of the Year partnership with The Co-operative.
What is Carers Allowance?
Carer’s Allowance is currently a benefit payment of £58.45 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.