Across the UK, unpaid carers are the heart of communities. This Carers Week (5-11 June 2023), it’s time to recognise their vital contribution and highlight both local and national sources of support.
A new survey from Carers Trust has revealed the devastating impact of the cost of living crisis, paired with the increasing intensity of caring responsibilities for children and young people who provide unpaid care to family members.
This June, Carers Week recognises and celebrates the UK’s hidden workforce of 13.6 million.
With an exponential rise of unpaid carers during the pandemic and no increase in support provisions, the hidden workforce is at risk of being left behind.
Figures released for Carers Week 2021 reveal that fewer than one in five unpaid carers are confident the support they received with caring roles will continue following the easing of restrictions.
Three carers discuss the need for recognition, more support and what changes they want to see going forward from the pandemic.
A survey conducted by Carers Trust has found that young carers and young adult carers have been significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic, with mental health cited as the leading concern.
Figures released for Carers Week show that 400,000 additional people in Scotland are caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carers are some of the most important and vital members of our society, and this Carers Week is working to Make Caring Visible.
Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the issues young carers face in accessing supermarkets.
800,000 people across the UK rely on home visits from carers to provide essential daily care. Many more are cared for by their family, who do so unpaid.
Carers provide essential support to people around the country, but the current COVID-19 outbreak means that many carers are unable to visit their clients and deliver the vital services they need.
t is estimated there are around 700,000 young carers in the UK. Despite the high number of children and young people looking after their loved one, it can be difficult to find support as a young carer.
In 2015 the Department of Health introduced the much-anticipated “Care Act”, a social care reform that was hailed as the most significant of its kind in over…
A new national award has recognised 15 schools across the country for their work with young carers. Hundreds more schools are expected to receive awards…