Chloe Alexander, Carers Trust’s Policy and Campaigns Officer, will be joining a panel of women to discuss caring as part of the renowned Women of the World Festival (WOW) 2016 this weekend.

The session at London’s Southbank Centre in London on Saturday (March 12) will give women the opportunity to discuss the issues facing female carers, who make up 58% of carers, according to the 2011 Census. They are often a ‘forgotten army’ of women providing unpaid care for a sick family member or friend.

The event will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Also on the panel will be author Kathy Lette, who cares for her son, who has Asperger Syndrome.

Chloe said: “I am really looking forward to talking about women’s experience of being carers. Carers Trust has identified serious gaps in support for carers, which affect millions of women and girls in the UK. I hope the discussion will inspire campaigners to get involved in securing better support for the women and girls who care for a family member or friend.”