In response to Age UK's report about the potential collapse of care for older people, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:

"It's important not to forget the growing number of older carers who are the backbone of the social care system.

"It's vital that the unique needs of this ever-increasing group are met. Unpaid carers are entitled to support in their own right.

"Unpaid carers tell us that too often they go without this support, leaving them spending time organising care and support, affecting their own health and wellbeing, and leaving them no break from their caring role.

"The effects of social care being withdrawn from older people leaves older carers isolated, overwhelmed, and potentially needing more health and social care services themselves – the very thing the system is desperately trying to avoid."

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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.