Responding to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s report on the impact of caring for someone with dementia, Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said:

“Alzheimer’s Research UK’s report demonstrates why unpaid carers looking after someone with dementia have to be at the heart of that person’s care and support plan. These carers are giving up an immense amount of time and emotional and physical energy caring for their friend or family member but they often do so without adequate advice, information and support, at a detriment to their own health and aspirations, and with a severe impact on their finances. The report reflects our own research ‘A Road Less Rocky’, which highlighted the key areas of impact and need for unpaid carers when they care caring for someone with dementia.

“Carers Trust’s ‘Triangle of Care’ programme is designed to help tackle these problems. It shows how health professionals and policy-makers, by taking into account the invaluable role played by the unpaid carer of someone with dementia and putting support in place to help them, can improve the quality of life both of the carer and the person they are caring for. We urge health professionals to take up the advice and guidance we and Alzheimer’s Research UK are offering and call on the government to invest in the support services all unpaid carers need.”

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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.