In this blog written for Carers Week, CEO of Carers Trust, Gareth Howells, lifts the lid on how unpaid carers are driven to financial hardship and mental despair because they are all too often forgotten and taken for granted.
A week on since the election and the focus is already moving on from the results to what the newly elected government actually intends to do.
On Monday I nervously gulped down my coffee on my way to work and my first week as CEO of Carers Trust. It’s a huge challenge and a big move in every sense, not least as it means moving from South Wales to London! I’m five days in now, so it’s a good time to sit down, with more coffee, and gather my thoughts.
Pears Foundation have been supporting Carers Trust for over 15 years and are proud to have doubled our funding this year to boost the direct grants programme. Here, Trisha Thompson explains why this programme is so vital to supporting careers across the UK.