Responding to today's Government announcement of an extra £240 million for adult social care, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:

"Today's announcement of extra funding for adult social care will need to ensure that the UK's seven million unpaid carers are not overlooked and also tackle the ongoing issue of low pay for the care support workers who support them.

"We continue to have reservations that the council precept will not be sufficient for all the carers' needs and that it will not be implemented by every local authority."

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Carers Trust response to Committee Chair rejecting Government non-response on employment support for carers

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 

“What hope is there for England’s five million unpaid carers who are having a hard time juggling work and their caring roles, when the very committee overseeing the Department for Work and Pensions suggests the Department needs to ‘go away and try again’.

Carers Trust response to Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 
“It is unclear how young carers’ mental health will be improved and supported based on the government’s response to this consultation. It feels very limited in its ambition.

Carers Trust responds to Care Quality Commission’s Beyond Barriers report

Speaking today, Giles Meyer, CEO, said:

“The findings of the CQC’s Beyond Barriers report are not a surprise, based on what Carers Trust regularly hears from local carers services and unpaid carers: local health and social care systems are not working together effectively for older people.