People's Postcode Lottery

Carers Trust is delighted to have the support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Since 2017, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised £4,550,000 through the Postcode Care Trust to provide vital support to unpaid carers.

This invaluable support will transform the help we can offer unpaid carers and enable us to kick-start vital projects:

Young Carers Futures

Thanks to support from players, Carers Trust was able to launch a new pilot internship programme for young adult carers. 13 young adult carers across the UK were employed for 12 weeks in a range of different paid roles; including Policy & External Affairs, Fundraising, Grants & Programmes, Communications, and Young & Young Adult Carers. This was designed to help young adult carers understand the workplace, gain experience and skills, and connect with our partners such as People’s Postcode Lottery, as well as other employers on a range of skills development opportunities.

Volunteers from People’s Postcode Lottery delivered workshops to the Interns, supporting in their development.

Since completing their internships, our Interns have gone on to secure employment and freelance work, continued with their education, and started volunteering with other charities.

Employability Grants

Thanks to support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery, Carers Trust has been able to award young carer grants to Blackpool Carers Centre and Fife Young Carers to expand their current employment support to young adult carers. The grants will also support Blackpool Carers Centre and Fife Young Carers to develop partnerships with local employer partners and influence them to change the way carers are recruited and supported in work.

Responding to news of the award, Samantha Howard Young Carers Development Worker at Blackpool Carers said:

“We know that it’s incredibly hard for any young person to move on from school into employment, further education and training. For young adult carers it’s doubly hard, because they have to balance the it with the extra responsibilities of their caring role. This is why we are so excited about being awarded this grant which means we can expand our support for young adult carers in Blackpool. We are really looking forward to getting started and building partnerships with employers and helping them develop more inclusive employment policies for young adult carers.”

Celebrating the players of People's Postcode Lottery support

So much of our vital work is made possible thanks to the generosity of People’s Postcode Lottery players. Thank you for helping us to build a brighter future for unpaid carers across Great Britain.

Danyl Johnson talking to an older woman who is seated in a chair

"We are thrilled to be supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Three in five of us will become carers and anyone can become a carer at any point in their lives. It’s therefore vital that help and support are available when it is most needed.”

Svetlana Kirov, Executive Director of Fundraising, Carers Trust

Three people in chairs talking to Danyl Johnson, more people in background

“Carers Trust provides vital support to carers and allows them respite in a role that can often be very lonely. I am delighted that funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is enabling Carers Trust to continue to offer this fantastic service.”

Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery