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Carers Trust survey identifies steep rise in caring hours for young carers

Findings from a new Carers Trust survey reveal how an alarming lack of support, coupled with a dramatic rise in time spent caring, is leaving thousands of young carers across the UK feeling ‘lonely’, ‘exhausted’, ‘worried’, ‘burned out’ and ‘stressed’. The findings are published today to mark Young Carers Action Day, an annual event led […]

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Carers Trust survey shows over 90% of adult carers feel ignored by the Government

Findings from a new Carers Trust survey provide alarming evidence of a deep-rooted failure by successive governments to understand and meet the basic support needs of millions of people struggling to provide unpaid care for a family member or friend. There is a near total sense among survey respondents of feeling abandoned by Government over […]

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Are you 25 years old or under and provide unpaid care for a family member or friend?

Carers Trust has launched a survey to find out about the pressures and challenges young carers and young adult carers face. They are especially keen to hear how you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what support you need. Your feedback will form part of a report to be published on Young Carers […]

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Workshops to help Carers Trust involve carers more meaningfully in its work

Carers Trust wants to involve carers more meaningfully in its work. Carers Trust sees this as important to strengthening the authenticity of its work and ensuring that what we do truly reflects what carers need. To do his Carers Trust is working with another charity called New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) to help them develop a […]

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One-to-one support with your study or employment goals

If you are a young carer, Carers Trust are offering you the opportunity to receive one-to-one support with your studies or employment goals. These sessions are for young adult carers, aged  16 – 25, who would like support. You can be offered up to four one-hour sessions during August and September. The sessions are to […]

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Call for MPs’ support for Young Carers Action Day

Sir Ed Davey MP has set an Early Day Motion (EDM) for Young Carers Action Day. Please ask your MPs for your service, and/or your own MP, to sign the motion. MPs can sign anytime, including on or after Young Carers Action Day. If the MP cannot or will not sign the EDM, they can […]

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Online workshops for young carers

This February half term, Carers Trust are hosting two workshops for young and young adult carers. The workshops are open to carers aged between 16 – 25 years. Building Confidence for Employment – Monday 15 February 16.30 – 17.30pm This workshop aims to provide young carers and young adult carers with the tools to recognise and value their skills, […]

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