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."
For too long, young carers have been slipping through the net between children’s and adult’s support services – hidden from view of the very authorities there to help them.
The theme of this year's campaign is ‘Caring for Carers’.
As winter approaches, we are encouraging any carers of someone who is elderly, ill or disabled to visit their GP for a free flu jab to reduce the risk to their own health — as well as the health of the person they care for.
A new report from Carers Trust has found that carers of people with dementia are not getting the support and advice they often desperately need.