Responding to Macmillan Cancer Support’s new report Under Pressure, Joe Gannon, Carers Trust Director of Policy and Research, said:

“We know how tough being a carer is and that they can’t always take the best care of themselves because of time and all of life’s other commitments. However, every carer is entitled to an assessment of their needs and should speak to their local council about how to get one.

“They can also get help and support via our online service where they can connect with someone with 24/7.”

Further info:

Read the report: Under Pressure - The growing strain on cancer carers

Visit our community, Carers Space to connect with other carers

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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.