Daniella is in her 20s and has been her mum's sole carer for five years. Her mum, Rosemary's mobility issues are a constant, serious worry. But more recently, the day-to-day needs of paying for groceries, gas and electricity have become a much bigger concern.
Carers Trust CEO Kirsty McHugh has responded to school census data showing massive under-representation of young carers
A new briefing from Learning and Work Institute (L&W) and Carers Trust makes a costed case for extending eligibility for Carer’s Allowance to young adult carers aged 16-24 who are in full-time further education. The briefing follows a letter to the Prime Minister marking Young Carers Action Day in March 2023, coordinated by Carers Trust and signed by L&W alongside over 80 other organisations and 250 individuals.
For a second day running unpaid carers from across the UK have descended on Westminster to call on MPs from all parties to provide more support for carers.
As part of our Carers Week activities, today we hosted a webinar with the Civil Service to promote the Going Forward into Employment (GFIE) scheme that supports unpaid carers into employment.
My name is Ayisha, I’m 16 and I care for my younger brother Shayaan who is 9 years old and has severe autism.
The first ever parliamentary inquiry into the impact of caring responsibilities on the life chances of young carers is launching today (Wednesday 7 June), aiming to transform the prospects of more than one million children and young people.
Unpaid carers are travelling to Westminster this Carers Week to tell parliamentarians about the very real pressures they are facing as a result of their caring role, and the need for greater support from the Government.
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