In response to the Children’s Commissioner’s report that millions of children living vulnerable lives, Giles Meyer, interim CEO of Carers Trust, said:

“The Children’s Commissioner’s report makes worrying reading for millions of children in England, including the hundreds of thousands of young carers who are caring for a family member while missing out on their own childhoods.

“Many are struggling to complete their homework on time, being bullied in school or have mental health problems because of the pressures of caring.

“Unless they are identified, they can’t be supported and this can be done with the help of local authorities, schools, health professionals and others coming into contact with young people. Otherwise they will continue to be failed by society along with so many other children.”

 

 

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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.