Giles Meyer, CEO of Carers Trust, said: “This new data blows all previous figures out of the water, revealing a generation of young carers who are being neglected by society."
Student carers will be given the option to identify themselves on their university application form in the future following a campaign to get them better support while studying.
A new inquiry launched during Carers Week will look at the support local authorities are providing for unpaid carers.
New research launched for Carers Week 2016 has found that a lack of understanding about their caring role from the overall community has a negative effect on the health, wellbeing, relationships an
Carers Trust is launching a campaign today to urge UCAS to help better identify and support of unpaid carers entering university or college.