Join Carers Trust Wales as we launch our toolkit to support universities in reaching out to student carers

There are 370,000 people providing unpaid care to friends and family in Wales including 29,000 carers under the age of 24. Carers are identified as one of HEFCW’s ‘hard to reach’ groups and research shows that student carers are four times more likely to drop out of post-16 education, more likely to have financial difficulty in education and on average have poorer grades than those who don’t have caring responsibilities.

That’s why Carers Trust Wales would like to invite you and representatives from your institution to join us at 13:00-15:00 on 26 March at Cardiff University Students’ Union, where we will:

  • Provide a first-hand account of the challenges faced by young adult carers in post-16 education in Wales

  • Launch our ‘Universities Toolkit’ which sets out how to reach out to carers, provide support services and incorporate carers into widening access policies

  • Consult on the findings and recommendations of our ‘Time to Be Heard Wales’ Research which is based on young adult carers experiences of further and higher education from across Wales

To RSVP for the event please email Kieron Rees (krees@carers.org), lunch will be provided.