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News, views and opinions carers trust

Category: Press releases

Press releases 13th March 2024

Nearly 200 charity leaders, housing associations and education providers back call for Government to reform benefits rule that blocks young adult carers from studying A levels or T levels

Chief executives of Barnardo’s and the Association of Colleges are among names backing an open letter from Carers Trust and Learning and Work Institute (L&W), calling for the Government to exempt young adult carers from a rule which prevents them from claiming Carer's Allowance if they study for more than 21 hours per week.




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