Raymond Hird, who lives near Grimsby, has cared for his wife Doreen for over 17 years, since before they were married.
There’s been no shortage of hand-wringing about the UK’s workforce shortage. Jeremy Hunt has posed as yet another “back-to-work” Chancellor who has talked at length about tackling the twin challenges of the burgeoning out-of-work benefit bill and business’s struggle to recruit for post-pandemic vacancies.
My name is Bethany. I am 26 years old, work in the hospitality industry, have a few medical conditions, love to read and I am a carer for both my mum and brother.
The Scottish Government recognise that there are at least 30,000 young carers in Scotland. The number of young carers recorded in schools across Scotland is just over 5,000 and research carried out by Carers Trust and local young carers services show that 1 in 5 children in a class has caring responsibilities.
Oxfam GB, with support from Carers Trust, has launched a new toolkit aiming to shift the dial on how society talks about unpaid carers and their vital role in society.
Carers Trust is delighted that Wendy Chamberlain, Liberal Democrat MP for North East Fife, visited Carers Trust’s Network Partner, Lanarkshire Carers Centre this week.
Unpaid carers are propping up the care system but are often unable to access the support they need, a report by the King’s Fund says.
Carers Trust has warned that young and young adult carers “urgently need more recognition and help” after University College London (UCL) research showed they are 38% less likely than their peers to get a degree.
Carers Trust’s Head of Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, Vicky Morgan, reports from Birmingham on a conference that brought together organisations delivering the Making Carers Count project.
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