Responding to the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2017, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:

"The Chancellor forgot the seven million unpaid carers who are caring around the clock, plus the local services that support them.

"They now face the wait to see if the £2bn funding for social care will provide the help that carers desperately need. Given it is both over three years, and the rising demand, it is unlikely to close the funding gap.

"The evidence shows that carers' health, wellbeing and employment are at risk. We need to make sure pressure is kept up until carers are consistently and properly supported.

"We can't keep having a hotchpotch approach to supporting the UK's carers. Carers give their time for free, so it's vital they are supported in return."

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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.