Parent carers – give your views

18th September 23

If your are a parent carer Carers Trust have a number of opportunities for you to share your experiences to help understanding of the role of parent carers.

(And remember you are also invited to give your views through our Carers speak out page).

Barriers to employment for parent carers

Carers Trust is working with 10 other organisations to highlight the challenges some communities face around finding and staying in employment. Carers Trust has been highlighting the barriers faced by parent carers.

The group of organisations has organised roundtables with politicians from across the political spectrum to give parent carers the chance to share their experience directly with politicians. Two of the meetings are in October and one in November, and they are all in-person and in London, and Carers Trust can reimburse reasonable travel costs, and other reasonable expenses to enable carers to take part.

The events are on:

  • 17 October (Labour Party)
  • 18 October (Conservative Party)
  • 8 November (All other Parties)

Please click here and see the Lived Experience Advisor – Parent Carer Political Roundtables opportunity to find out more.

Parent Carers and transitions to adult services

At the end of November a workshop is being held at the National Adult and Children’s Services conference specifically about whole-family working and joint working between children’s and adult services in relation to young carers and parent carers.

A focus of this will be on transitions for parent carers when their child is moving over to adult services. Carers Trust want to include the voices and experiences of parent carers (either as case studies, or short videos/audio clips) so if you are a parent carers who would like to help (either sharing a positive experience or a negative one), please contact Andy McGowan at [email protected]