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."
With weeks to go until the National Assembly for Wales election in May, Carers Trust Wales is calling on political parties to listen to the voices of carers and build a Caring Wales.
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force on the 6 April 2016 and ushers in new rights and entitlements for carers in Wales.
Carers Trust Wales is calling on local authorities to seize the opportunities presented by the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and reach Wales’ army of unpaid young carers.
Carers Trust Wales is calling on all parties in Wales to listen to the voices of carers and ensure that Wales is a country that protects, promotes and recognises carers and the contribution that carers make.