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."
Northern Ireland Development Manager Sean Caughey was the keynote speaker at a Health and Community Conference in Slovenia recently.
The Department of Health and Public Health England have set out a new approach to help school nurses support young carers.
On 1 April the Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Act 2014 came into force. Self-directed support (SDS) is a way of providing support that means people are given choice and control over what kind of support they get.
So far over £2m has been raised to support carers in England and Wales and this invaluable support will help us to reach out to one million carers by 2018.