More than five years on from the introduction of formal rights for young carers, and young adult carers, thousands of children and young people are still being negatively affected by the impact of their caring responsibilities.
These impacts can be on their education, health and wellbeing, opportunities available to them, and other areas of life.
Caring Together are working with a coalition of organisations and individuals committed to changing this and improving the support available for young carers, young adult carers and their families.
This network will be called the Young Carers Alliance. We will bring together representatives from research, policy and practice, all of whom are committed to bringing about improved outcomes for all young carers and their families.
The Young Carers Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers.
We will be sharing more information on this in the coming months, including around Young Carers Action Day on 16 March. But if you have any questions at this stage, please email [email protected]