Responding to the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute's finding that half of mental health carers know the PIN number of the person they care for, putting them both at risk, Ruth Hannan, Policy & Development Manager (Mental Health) for Carers Trust said:

"The report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute showing the desperate measures unpaid carers of people with mental health issues take to support and protect them comes as no surprise to us.

"Carers Trust has consistently highlighted the lack of recognition, identification and support for carers throughout the system.

"We welcome the proposals by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute which we hope will ease the worry and pressure many carers are under on a day to day basis."

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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.