We work tirelessly to raise awareness of unpaid carers in the UK.
We give carers a voice and highlight their work to the public. We also campaign and work with politicians and decision makers to create real change for unpaid carers throughout the UK. Campaigning is an important and powerful way of influencing change for unpaid carers. Here are our current campaigns.
Findings show unpaid carers being pushed to breaking point. See results from our 2020 survey, recommendations and calls to action.
My Mental Health is a Carers Trust project which ran from Autumn 2017 to March 2021. It provided young carers, young adult carers and the staff who support them with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities to understand their mental health needs and campaign to bring about positive change.
Thank you to everyone who got involved and took action to deliver change for young and young adult carers on 16 March 2021.
Carers Trust will provide secretariat support to the new APPG for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers. Find out more
Alongside our work in England, we have specialist teams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland working to improve support and services for unpaid carers.
Ella* is 25 and spends over 100 hours each week caring for her parents. With support from her local carer service, Ella was able to apply for a grant.
Brother and sister Josie, 11, and Jamie, nine, are two young carers who help their parents care for their sisters. They told us about their lives and the support they get from their local Carers Trust young carer service.
I was about 20 when I felt the full-force of caring for my mum. She had struggled with autism and ill-mental health throughout my life. I became mum to my mum.
As a charity, we rely on your donations to help make life better for unpaid carers. Your support helps us to influence policy, raise awareness and create real change.