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Going Higher: A Guide for Carers to Universities in Wales
This publication has been developed by Carers Trust Wales in partnership with all Reaching Wider partnerships, universities in Wales and UCAS. It will be the first of its kind to offer holistic information about the support available to carers applying to university, before admission and during their time in higher education.
Resources for Teaching Professionals to Support Young Carers in Schools and Colleges
Carers Trust Wales was funded by Welsh Government to develop resources to support the identification, attainment, and well-being of pupils with caring responsibilities.
The Student Carer Experience in Scotland
The research illuminates the lived experiences of student carers across Scotland’s colleges and universities, including the perspectives of those supporting them. Through an investigation of the challenges student carers face, and the barriers to accessing support, the research makes recommendations and suggestions to improve the studying experience for carers.
Training resources to help with improving the identification and support of young carers
These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.
Enabling Young Carers to Pursue their Goals in Life and Reach their Full Potential: Converting Research Findings into Policy Actions
Carers Trust is involved in a research project, 'Psychosocial support for promoting mental health and well-being among adolescent young carers in Europe'. It is also known as ‘ME-WE’. It's aim is to support the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of young carers. The project runs from January 2018–June 2021. This policy brief provides an overview of year one of the project.
Good Practice Approaches to Supporting Carers in Wales
This document is designed to be used by Regional Partnership Boards, Local authorities, Local Health Boards and third sector organisations in Wales to support the identification and commissioning of good services for unpaid carers.
Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities in Further Education in Wales
A Wales-specific, user-friendly resource, this toolkit was developed in partnership with Learning and Work Institute to increase awareness of student carers and their specific needs, promote existing good practice from colleges and carers services and offering expert recommendations.
Care Act for Carers One Year On
Carers Trust's report Care Act for carers: One Year On showed that there are some carers who are getting good support under the Care Act, as well as some examples of good practice.
Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England's Young Carers
There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK; people who are under 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend, who are ill, disabled or misuse drugs or alcohol. The report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, sector leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.
Retirement on Hold
Our Retirement on Hold report highlighted some of the challenges faced by older carers and made recommendations to improve their experience now and in the future.