What is Making Carers Count?
Making Carers Count is a multi-partner programme aiming to identify and support carers who are under-represented amongst the community groups we currently support. The programme also supports unpaid carers disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are creating new and wider collaborations, extending engagement methods, increasing learning, and enhancing the support we deliver to unpaid carers from these groups.
The programme is being delivered through three strands:
Adult carers from under-represented groups
Local, meaningful and strategic projects to improve engagement with unpaid carers currently under-represented in receiving local carer support services.
Young carers and young adult carers
Dedicated services for young carers and/or young adult carers where support is widely inconsistent or does not exist.
Increasing access to peer support
Improving and diversifying online support for unpaid carers.