Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers, said:

“Unpaid carers depend on high quality care for the person with care needs so that they can take a break. They therefore need to feel confident that care workers who provide additional support in their homes, are well trained and supported, know them and their needs and are paid appropriately for their time.

“The Burstow Commission’s Key to Care report is timely and will help towards developing  a high quality, appropriately supported care workforce”

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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.