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.
See the results of our research.
We've renamed Young Carers Awareness Day! On Young Carers Action Day – 16 March 2021 –we'll be asking people to take action to support young carers.
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.