An innovative new Carers Trust pilot project is looking to find ways to give young carers that extra bit of support they need to harness and develop their skills so they can compete on an equal footing for training and employment opportunities.
To mark Young Carers Action Day 2021 Carers Trust held a successful Bilateral Summit between the Scottish and Welsh Governments and young carers from both nations.
This Young Carers Action Day, a cross-party group of MPs are calling on all MPs to work together to protect young carers’ futures, the theme of this Young Carers Action Day.
In Wales there are at least 7,500 young carers. A young carer is someone aged 25 and under who cares for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Carers Trust and young carers are calling on employers across the UK to recognise the special skills young people with caring responsibilities develop as part of their caring role, and how employers can do more to support young carers in bringing these skills to the workplace.
On Young Carers Action Day (16 March 2021), Carers Trust is calling on governments across the UK to commit to developing new cross-cutting action plans to protect the futures of children and young people with caring responsibilities.
On Young Carers Action Day (16 March 2021), Carers Trust Scotland is calling on Scottish Government to commit to developing a new cross-cutting National Action Plan to protect the futures of children and young people with caring responsibilities.
Carers Trust is pleased that Sir Ed Davey MP has secured an Early Day Motion (EDM) for Young Carers Action Day.
The Social Mobility Foundation has contacted Carers Trust to ask us to promote its free programmes aimed at supporting young people from low-income backgrounds to access further education and professional training.
From 2021 onwards, we are changing the name to Young Carers Action Day. We will be working with a group of young carers to ensure Young Carers Action Day 2021 features activities that will encourage real action and drive positive change for young carers.
Carers Trust Wales in partnership with all universities and Reaching Wider partnerships in Wales have released Going Higher: A Carer’s Guide to Universities in Wales, a valuable, useful publication for carers of all ages considering higher education.